If you're prone to forcing your family to randomly get out of the car on the side of the highway every spring, your finest checkered shirts and cowboy boots in tow, your desire to capture that perfect Texas bluebonnet picture unrelenting, boy, have we got news for you.
Big Bend National Park is currently experiencing its biggest bluebonnet bloom in decades, maybe even in 30 years, and it's going to last about another two to three weeks— just enough time to cancel those spring break plans and head west instead (just be forewarned this is one of the park's busiest times of the year and campsites can be hard to come by).
The best viewing in Big Bend National Park reportedly lies between Mule Ears Viewpoint and the Castolon Visitor Center, and also on River Road.
The massive bloom is also happening all along Texas Highway 170, so stops in Terlingua and Presidio are in order.
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Wondering what else to do while you're in the Texas Big Bend? Check out our trusty guide of the national park and surrounding area, with camping recommendations, nearby sites and restaurants, and the best little hotel in Marathon that you just have to stay at for the night (or at least try their chicken fried steak).