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Casa Grande is a prominent peak in the Chisos Mountains of the Big Bend area of west Texas. Casa grande means big house in Spanish. The view is from the Pinnacles Trail in Big Bend National Park.
Casa Grande is a prominent peak in the Chisos Mountains of the Big Bend area of west Texas. Casa grande means big house in Spanish. The view is from the Pinnacles Trail in Big Bend National Park.

The Big Bend is a colloquial name of a geographic region in the western part of the state of Texas in the United States along the border with Mexico, roughly defined as the counties north of the prominent northward bend in the Rio Grande as it passes through the gap between the Chisos Mountains in Texas and the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico. Image File history File links Big_bend_0001. ... Image File history File links Big_bend_0001. ... A view of the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains from the South Rim Trail of Big Bend National Park. ... This article does not use inline citations to cite its references or sources. ... Big Bend National Park is a national park located in Texas, USA. For more than 1,000 miles (1600 km) the Rio Grande / Río Bravo forms the international boundary between Mexico and the United States; Big Bend National Park administers approximately one-quarter of that boundary. ... This article does not use inline citations to cite its references or sources. ... The Rio Grande flowing in Big Bend National Park The Rio Grande in its lower course, between Matamoros and Brownsville Known as the Rio Grande in the United States and as the Río Bravo (or, more formally, the Río Bravo del Norte) in Mexico, the river, 3,034... A view of the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains from the South Rim Trail of Big Bend National Park. ... The Sierra Madre Oriental is a mountain range in northeastern Mexico, spanning 1000 km from Coahuila south through Nuevo León, southwest Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, to northern Puebla and Querétaro, where it joins with the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Eje Volcánico Transversal of central Mexico. ...


It is sometimes loosely defined as the part of Texas south of U.S. Highway 90 and west of the Pecos River. United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... The Pecos River rises in northern New Mexico, USA, and flows for 926 miles (1,480 km) through the eastern portion of that state and neighboring Texas before it empties into the Rio Grande near Del Rio. ...


The region is sparsely populated, arid, and rugged, containing the Chisos and the Davis Mountain ranges. The region also includes Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park along the north side of the Rio Grande. The Davis Mountains are a range of mountains in West Texas, located near Fort Davis, after which they are named. ... Big Bend National Park is a national park located in Texas, USA. For more than 1,000 miles (1600 km) the Rio Grande / Río Bravo forms the international boundary between Mexico and the United States; Big Bend National Park administers approximately one-quarter of that boundary. ...


The largest towns in the region are Marfa and Alpine. Hotel Paisano and the Presidio County courthouse Marfa is a city located in the high desert of far West Texas. ... Alpine is a city located in Brewster County, Texas. ...


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Metropolitan areas Abilene | Amarillo | AustinRound Rock | BeaumontPort Arthur | BrownsvilleHarlingen | BryanCollege Station | Corpus Christi | DallasFort WorthArlington | El Paso | HoustonSugar LandBaytown | KilleenTemple | Laredo | LongviewMarshall | Lubbock | McAllenEdinburgMission | MidlandOdessa | San Angelo | San Antonio | ShermanDenison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls
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Big Bend Virtual Field Trip: Introduction (231 words)
Big Bend National Park Virtual Field Trip is designed to be a guide to the geological history and features of the Big Bend National Park area.
The Big Bend Virtual Field Trip was created for an independent study project for the Texas A&M University Department of Geology & Geophysics under the supervision of Dr.
Big Bend National Park is located in West Texas adjacent to the Rio Grande approximately 69 miles south of Marathon, Texas.
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