Hiking Big Bend National Park Guide Book

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Big Bend National Park  by Laurence Parent

240pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762781688

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors. Hiking Big Bend National Park features forty-seven of the finest trails in Texas-from short day hikes to backcountry treks. With this comprehensive guide, veteran hiker Laurence Parent provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this natural wonderland.

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Trails from the "Hiking Big Bend National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: If you are hiking only one way, the trail is best done by starting at the Basin and arranging for a shuttle or pickup at the Homer Wilson Blue Creek Ranch overlook on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Emory Peak, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Boquillas means “little mouths” in Spanish. Although no one is sure where the name for the canyon originated, some believe it was named either for the canyon’s narrow entrance or for the numerous smal ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Ernst Valley, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: This short trail to a desert pour-off offers much to hikers interested in the geology of Big Bend. To give some perspective, recall the view of the high, rugged peaks of the Chisos Mountains as you dr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Emory Peak, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: If you want a short hike that gives the feeling of vast isolation written about in Edward Abbey books, this trail is for you. This is a good trail for seeing lizards and insects as well. It is a hot t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Chisos Mountains, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: As you stroll this easy trail, you will find many interpretive signs that explain desert ecology. It winds through typical Chihuahuan Desert vegetation, offering a taste of the middle-elevation desert ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Ernst Valley, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: At Cinco Tinajas a fairly major tributary of Leyva Canyon cuts a deep, narrow canyon through a tough layer of igneous rock. Rain that falls anywhere in the watershed around the Sauceda Ranger Station ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Redford, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Closed Canyon is a deep, narrow canyon cutting through Colorado Mesa (aka Mesa de la Cuchilla) to the Rio Grande. The trail follows the bottom of the canyon until a series of high pour-offs prevent fu ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Terlingua Creek, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: Rarely hiked and difficult to follow, the Cross Canyon Trail is for strong, experienced hikers only. Loose, rocky footing and an indistinct path require patience and good map-reading skills. Tremend ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Mariscal Mountain, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The route follows several arroyos, or dry washes, up the south rim of Devil’s Den Canyon and ends high atop the back side of this narrow canyon. The views from this ridge provide a seldom-seen look in ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Rosillos Mountains, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.25
... Preview: The Dodson Trail crosses the rugged, mountainous terrain of the northern Sierra Quemada (Spanish for “burned mountains”), a southern extension of the Chisos Mountains. Passing below the South Rim of t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Emory Peak, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: There is no formal trail to Dog Canyon; however, it is an easy route to follow. The walk to the canyon can be traversed via one of two routes—by line of sight along a fairly well-worn social path acro ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Rosillos Mountains, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Dominguez Spring Trail can be a strenuous day hike, but it’s better done as a backpacking trip. Although water is sometimes available at the spring, it is unreliable. Hikers should plan to carry a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Emory Peak, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Before the park was created, much of the Rio Grande floodplain in the Castolon area was farmed. This short easy trail leads to the ruins of several of the historic farm houses. The first ruin, reached ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Lajitas, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: A hike could hardly begin in a more dramatic setting. At the Dodson/Elephant Tusk Trail junction, the massive cliffs of the South Rim climb nearly 2,500 feet above you. To the northeast is the volcani ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Mariscal Mountain, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Begin hiking by following the ruts of a closed road to the top of Cuesta Carlota, near Ernst Tinaja. As you walk, imagine a team of mules struggling to pull a wagon up the slope or picture yourself dr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Ernst Valley, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Ernst Tinaja is reached by simply walking up the dry wash for about 0.5 mile. The word tinaja (pronounced ti-NA-ha) is Spanish for “large earthen jar” and refers to a basin-shaped water hole, usually ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Ernst Valley, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: The Estufa Canyon/Banta Shut-in hike can be a long, strenuous day hike, but it is better done as an overnight backpacking trip. Water is often available at the shut-in, but is not always reliable. Y ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Big Bend National Park, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: The Fresno Rim Trail goes to an impressive overlook of expansive Fresno Canyon, the very large drainage on the east side of Big Bend Ranch State Park. Beyond the canyon rise the peaks and cliffs of th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Lajitas, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Grapevine Hills Trail is a relatively easy 1-mile walk, most of it on relatively flat terrain. You will be walking in and out of a sandy wash for the first 0.75 mile, with a gradual rise in elevat ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Dagger Mountain, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Homer Wilson Blue Creek Ranch was the heart of Homer Wilson’s ranching operations in the Chisos Mountains before the park was established in the 1940s. The house was a line camp lived in for many year ... From the guidebook "Hiking Big Bend National Park"
Emory Peak, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.25

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