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Hike High Above the Clouds on This Trail in Big Bend National Park

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At an elevation of 6,850 feet, there is one place in Texas where you can stand over top of the clouds. The hike up Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park places you above a swirling mist of billowing clouds when they’re low in the valley below, and the view is breathtaking, like looking down from an airplane! A fan favorite in the park, Lost Mine Trail is a 4.2-mile hike which is accessible year-round.

Hike High Above the Clouds on This Trail in Big Bend National Park

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As the shortest hike in Big Bend, it packs a powerful punch in terms of views. However, springtime and autumn produce the best results with respect to having the fewest complications from extreme weather and temperatures. While these may seem like shoulder seasons to the regular national park tourism time, they also yield the best backdrop for your viewing pleasure. Beautiful wildflowers featuring vibrant colors and a variety of foliage surrounding hikers on their way through Lost Mine Trail are worth every step of the way! On a day when the clouds sit low in the sky, a trek to the highest elevations offers some of the most amazing scenes you will ever witness.

Hike High Above the Clouds on This Trail in Big Bend National Park

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Lost Mine Trail features portions of a lush forest containing pine, juniper, and oak. Great views of Pine Canyon as well as Sierra del Carmen (in Mexico) can also be seen from a ridge where the path levels off. At present, parts of Big Bend National Park may yet be closed until full pandemic reopening procedures are put into place, so those interested in taking the trip are advised to check out the official park website at the link provided here. It will provide park hours and trail conditions. You can also check out the Lost Mine Trail online through social media hashtags and links. Don’t miss out on this piece of Texas beauty!