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Big Bend National Park, TX

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There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a ...[more]

Chisos Mountains Vista
Chisos Mountains Vista

The beauty of the mountain vista is accentuated with hearty desert succulents and ephemeral wildflowers.

NPS Photo/Ann Wildermuth

Bobcat
Bobcat

The vast and varied nature of Big Bend National Park allows for many opportunities to see park wildlife.

NPS Photo/Matthew Yarbrough

Emory Peak Trail
Emory Peak Trail

Fall wildflowers are a delight to walk through along the final ascent to Emory Peak.

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

Desert Ruins
Desert Ruins

The intricate stone work fireplace and its marvelous window vistas are all that remain of the Dorgan House ruins.

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

Morning Sunrise, Big Bend National Park
Morning Sunrise, Big Bend National Park

The beauty of Big Bend National Park extends far beyond the grandeur of is captivating landscape.

NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou

River Canyon View
River Canyon View

Fragile ecosystems clash and co-mingle where desert and river meet.

NPS Photo/Matthew Yarbrough

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Big Bend National Park

Address

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
Phone:(432) 477 2251
Email:bibe_info@nps.gov

Directions

Several Texas highways lead to Big Bend National Park: If traveling south from Alpine, TX, follow TX 118 through Study Butte, TX where the highway enters the park through Maverick Entrance Station. Park headquarters is 23 miles from this west entrance. If traveling from the west, follow Texas FM 170 from Presidio, TX to Study Butte, TX, then turn right on TX 118 to enter the park through the west entrance. If traveling from the east, take US 385 south from Marathon, TX which enters the park through the north entrance at Persimmon Gap. Persimmon Gap is 26 miles from park headquarters.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSE CAMPING HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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