Big Bend National Park Trails

To find trails in Big Bend National Park, Texas select a region or trail below.

Big Bend National Park—Rio Grande Village :: Terlingua, TX

Finding the campground: Several highways lead to Big Bend National Park: TX 118 from Alpine to Study Butte; FM 170 from Presidio to Study Butte (then 26 miles west to park headquarters); and US 90 or US 385 to Marathon (then 70 miles south to park he

Big Bend National Park-Chisos Basin Campground :: Big Bend National Park, TX

With a captivating panoramic view of the Chisos Mountains, the Chisos Basin Campground is one of the most popular camping areas in Big Bend National Park. Turning right off the main park road, a winding road leads into the campground. There are m

Big Bend National Park-Rio Grande Village and Cottonwood Campgrounds :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Leaving the cool dry air of the Chiso Basin area, the 38-mile drive to the Rio Grande Village Campground takes the tent camper through 3,600 feet of elevation loss and expanses of the Chihuahuan Desert that appear endless, with the drive ending with

Big Bend National Park— Chisos Basin Campground :: Terlingua, TX

Chisos Basin is surrounded by rocky cliffs, and many hiking trails are located nearby. The Chisos Basin Campground is rugged and hilly. The sites are small and most are not well-suited to RVs or trailers. The road to the basin is steep and curvy, esp

Big Bend National Park— Cottonwood Campground :: Terlingua, TX

Finding the campground: Several highways lead to Big Bend National Park: TX 118 from Alpine to Study Butte; FM 170 from Presidio to Study Butte (then 26 miles west to park headquarters); and US 90 or US 385 to Marathon (then 70 miles south to park he

Big Bend National Park— Rio Grande Village RV Campground :: Terlingua, TX

Finding the campground: Several highways lead to Big Bend National Park: TX 118 from Alpine to Study Butte; FM 170 from Presidio to Study Butte (then 26 miles west to park headquarters); and US 90 or US 385 to Marathon (then 70 miles south to park he

Big Bend National Park: South Rim Trail :: Alpine, TX

Explore one of the Lower 48’s last remaining wild corners on this loop from the High Chisos Mountains to the South Rim escarpment.

Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive: Big Bend National Park :: Castolon, TX

A 30-mile paved road through the rugged mountain and desert country of Big Bend National Park. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, one of the most scenic roads in Texas, was named after the first superintendent of Big Bend National Park. The drive begins

Basin Drive: Big Bend National Park :: Marathon, TX

A 10-mile paved road that climbs from the high desert at Big Bend National Park headquarters into the cooler, wooded peaks of the Chisos Mountains. From a distance the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park seem to float like an island on a deser

Rio Grande Village Drive: Big Bend National Park :: Panther Junction, TX

A 24-mile paved highway from Big Bend National Park headquarters to one of the major canyons of the Rio Grande. This route crosses a vast sweep of the Chihuahuan Desert in its descent from the foothills of the Chisos Mountains to the Rio Grande. View

The River Road: Big Bend National Park :: Rio Grande Village, TX

A 51-mile rough dirt and gravel road through the wild Big Bend backcountry along the Rio Grande, past old mines, ranch sites, and rugged desert. This drive crosses a large swath of remote and empty but beautiful desert on the south side of the park.

Sombrero Peak Ranch Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Sombrero Peak Ranch Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 7.7 miles long and begins at 3,077 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain

Boquillas Canyon Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Boquillas Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,840 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 469 feet. Near the

Marufo Vega Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Marufo Vega Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 10.3 miles long and begins at 1,956 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 8,007 feet.

Dagger Flat Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Dagger Flat Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 2,947 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 927

Old Ore Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Old Ore Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 26.6 miles long and begins at 2,065 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 53.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,042 f

Mckinney Springs Camp :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Mckinney Springs Camp is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 465 feet long and begins at 2,872 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1

Rosillos Muntain Ranch Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Rosillos Muntain Ranch Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 2,931 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation ga

Balanced Rock Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Balanced Rock Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 3,234 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 385 feet. Near

Roys Peak Vista Access :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Roys Peak Vista Access is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 2,925 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of

Paint Gap :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Paint Gap is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 3,651 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 414 feet.

Colima Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Colima Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 7,017 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 543 feet. Near the end of th

South Rim Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

South Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is two miles long and begins at 7,017 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,044 feet. Near the end

La Noria Camp :: Big Bend National Park, TX

La Noria Camp is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 2,163 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 34 feet.

Emory Peak Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Emory Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 6,985 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,111 feet. The trail en

Southeast Rim Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Southeast Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 7,454 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 765 feet.

Boot Canyon Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Boot Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 6,822 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 680 feet. Near the end

Window View Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Window View Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,377 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 0 feet.

Lost Mountain Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Lost Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 5,748 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,948 feet. Near the

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 2,986 feet altitude.

Laguna Meadow Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Laguna Meadow Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 7,017 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,879 feet. Near the

Pinnacles Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Pinnacles Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 6,825 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,553 feet. Along the tra

Pine Canyon Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Pine Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 4,813 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 546 feet.

Juniper Canyon Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Juniper Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at 3,969 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,484 feet. Near th

Elephant Tusk Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Elephant Tusk Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 4,974 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,042 feet.

Ernst Tinaja :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Ernst Tinaja is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 2,145 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 56 feet.

River Road East :: Big Bend National Park, TX

River Road East is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 19.1 miles long and begins at 1,937 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 38.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,92

Northeast Rim Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Northeast Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 7,454 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 639 feet.

Smoky Creek Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Smoky Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 4,886 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,865 feet.

Window-Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Window-Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 5,386 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 7 feet. The trail ends near

Rio Grande Village Nature Trail :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Rio Grande Village Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,837 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 220 feet.

Solis Landing :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Solis Landing is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,944 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 81 feet.

Jewels Camp Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Jewels Camp Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 2,016 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 249 f

Woodsuns Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Woodsuns Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 2,041 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 195 feet

La Cloclia :: Big Bend National Park, TX

La Cloclia is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,881 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 36 feet.

Casa De Piedra Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Casa De Piedra Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 1,924 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 44 fe

Loop Camp Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Loop Camp Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 2,042 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 311 fee

Talley Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Talley Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 10.8 miles long and begins at 2,324 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 815 feet

Black Gap Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Black Gap Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 2,601 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,078

Pettits Road :: Big Bend National Park, TX

Pettits Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 2,041 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 141 feet.