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Big Bend National Park: Two campsites, four hikes and a burro ride

  • A roadrunner welcomed us to the last site at Cottonwood Campground.

As we pulled up to the entrance of Big Bend National Park, the ranger at the gate told us there were only three of 210 camping spots left in the entire 800,000-acre park, and that we’d better hotfoot it over to the Cottonwood Campground to grab one of them. It was 21 miles there by dirt road, and 35 by paved.

“Should we risk the dirt road?” we asked.

She looked at The Epic Van and asked, “Did you rent this?”