Big Bend National park is located in the southern part of South West Texas not too far from New Mexico and just across the Rio Grande river from Mexico. We went down there to spend our Thanksgiving vacation last year. We stayed in a house in Lajitas, TX just outside of the park and we were on a hill overlooking the Rio Grande river. It was so beautiful. We were at walking distance to Lajitas Inn which was great because of their great restaurant. We were so close to the river that you could hear the roosters crow in Mexico. I took this picture from the back of the house facing the opposite direction.