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Top 5 things to do in Big Bend National Park this Fall (wheelchair-friendly)!

When the Texas heat dies down and fall hits, it’s a great time to get out and explore. Looking for a trip that showcases scenic views of limestone canyons and a gorgeous mountain range? Check out Big Bend! Here are the top 5 things to do that provide you an all-access pass to this geological marvel - and maybe find a fossil or two!

1) Exhibits & Visitor Centers

Big Bend is working toward cultivating more experiences that are accessible for everyone. If you’re wanting to check out this historic park, head to these designated accessible locations that will provide you with the panoramic views you’ve been waiting for.

2) Hiking

Yes, you read that, right! You can hike on a trail made especially for you! These top three trails showcase Chisos Mountain views, aquatic life, and not to mention some excellent bird-watching! Hit the dusty trail by taking these on:

3) Camping

If the typical tourist traps are not your idea of fun, but getting deep into the rugged wilderness is, book a wheelchair accessible campsite at Big Bend! Act now, spots book up fast!

*These three trails also feature vault toilets if you need to stop for a mid-hike restroom break!

4) White water rafting

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Big Bend National Park has created several unique experiences for disabled adventurers that will get your blood pumping!

5) See Big Bend from the Air!

Get your camera ready for some scenic shots! You’re about to get a bird's eye view of Big Bend! Rio Aviation Tours provide maximum scenery of the Fall colors, but guests can also arrange to see their favorite landmarks!

Don’t forget while you’re booking to check out these lodges as well as rent a vehicle from Premier Accessible Vans. Our vehicles have been adapted by the industry’s leading Mobility Equipment manufacturers. Our knowledgeable staff is available to demonstrate the use of adaptive features to ensure safe and comfortable transportation. CLICK HERE to learn more about Texas’ Premier Van Rental service.


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