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Moonrise from Dom Rock Panorama 1

Dom Rock at Big Bend Ranch State Park

One of the best views in Big Bend Ranch State Park can be found right off FM 170. This pull-out between Presidio and Lajitas offers great views to the east. A short scramble presents amazing vistas of the rugged desert mountains of both Mexico and Texas. In this panorama, the full moon is rising in the east as another day draws to a close. Below, the Rio Grande twists and turns eastward to Big Bend National Park, eventually spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.