Big Bend National Park

Alpine, Texas

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Encompassing a vast tract of wilderness on the north side of a very big bend in the Rio Grande River bordering Mexico, the park combines both desert and mountain terrain. It also contains many striking geologic structures, notably the several deep, sharp-walled canyons. Because of variations in elevations from less than 3,000 to almost 8,000 feet, Big Bend, although in desert country, has many climatic zones and a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. The many barren and rocky areas are a sharp contrast to both the desert flowers and cactus that bloom a brilliant white and the heavily forested mountain slopes just a few miles away. There is a little of everything at Big Bend, but you’ll probably be most impressed by the beauty of the rugged Chisos Mountains and their precipitous canyons. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.

Big Bend National Park Professional Review and Guide

"Encompassing a vast tract of wilderness on the north side of a very big bend in the Rio Grande River bordering Mexico, the park combines both desert and mountain terrain. It also contains many striking geologic structures, notably the several deep, sharp-walled canyons. Because of variations in elevations from less than 3,000 to almost 8,000 feet, Big Bend, although in desert country, has many climatic zones and a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation.

The many barren and rocky areas are a sharp contrast to both the desert flowers and cactus that bloom a brilliant white and the heavily forested mountain slopes just a few miles away. There is a little of everything at Big Bend, but you’ll probably be most impressed by the beauty of the rugged Chisos Mountains and their precipitous canyons. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Alpine
Season: Year-round, best March through May
Local Contacts: Contact information for the park, accommodations, and dining are included in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Bend National Park

Recent Trail Reviews

10/3/2016
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I've been several times and still have only seen a fraction of the park. Great trails and great views are everywhere!


12/18/2008
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Big Bend was a cool place and nothing like what I am used to at home. We entered at Persimmon Gap, stayed at Nine Point Draw, hiked Dog Canyon, Lost Mine Peak, The Window, Mule Ear Springs and the list goes on. Plenty of stuff to do. Hot Springs near the south east corner of the park is pretty cool. We stayed total 3 days/3 nights and were busy the whole time. Saw a bunch of mule deer, some road runners, and some javelinas that did not bother us at all.



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May 2018