I spent considerable time in just two parks: Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park. (I also went to Hueco Tanks State Park, but due to Covid-19 restrictions it was overrun with visitors, and I did not want to wait a few hours to get in.)
Big Bend Ranch State Park
This park is not nearly as well known as it’s big brother to the immediate east, but the state seems to be working to increase visitation. This was my second visit. I focused on the interior.
Big Bend National Park
It’s an odd fact that a large park like Big Bend has so few miles of trails. On this trip, I mostly hiked off trail and discovered almost a second world. During 9 days of off-trail hiking, I saw no one!