Big Bend In Full

By Tom Roush
The basic facts about the Big Bend area and national park are easy enough to acquire; it is over 800,000 acres of preserved land yet one of the least visited of the 61 national preserves of the United States. It takes its name from the massive left turn that the Rio Grande makes […]

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Golf Courses Near Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend is a fascinating area filled with beautiful natural desert and mountain ranges. If you happen to be traveling to West Texas, it’s packed with activities, including golf, hiking, birding, horseback riding,regular live music, and of course, Big Bend National Park. 
 
If you’re a golfer, it’s worth playing a […]

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Preserving The Environment When Cycling

by Molly Clark

When you head out on an adventure on your bike, you are
doing many things to help the environment. After all, it is an eco-friendly and
healthy form of transportation that doesn’t leave a carbon footprint. But, if
you aren’t careful and if you don’t work to preserve the environment while
cycling, you could damage your surroundings. […]

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3 traumhafte Tage im Big Bend, Texas

Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas

Schroffe Schluchten ragen über den mächtigen Rio Grande in Westtexas und trennen die Vereinigten Staaten von Mexiko. Das Big Bend-Gebiet von Texas bietet eine herrliche Koexistenz von Berg- und Wüstenebenen. Ganze Tafelländer, die mit verzweigten Ocotillo-Pflanzen und blühendem Yucca bedeckt sind, ragen dem Himmel entgegen. Big Bend ist mehr […]

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Trois jours merveilleux à Big Bend, Texas

The Gage Hotel in Marathon Texas

De robustes gorges dominent le puissant Rio Grande dans l’ouest du Texas et séparent les États-Unis du Mexique. La région de Big Bend au Texas offre un magnifique mélange de plaines montagneuses et désertiques. Des plateaux, recouverts de plantes Ocotillo ramifiées et de yucca en fleurs, s’élancent vers […]

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3 Dreamy Days in Big Bend, Texas

Candelilla House Big Bend Holiday Hotel

Craggy canyons tower over the mighty Rio Grande in west Texas, separating the United States from Mexico. The Big Bend area of Texas offers a blissful coexistence of mountain terrain and desert plains. Entire mesas covered with branchy ocotillo plants and blooming yucca reach sky high. More than a national […]

Hiking Trails for Young Children in Big Bend National Park


By Belle Peña-Lancaster

Planning a trip to the Big Bend Region with children in tote can be a bit intimidating. The road wear you incur while traveling just to get to the Brewster County line is unavoidable, however it’s completely worth it. From one family to another let us share our favorite hiking trails for young […]

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Big Bend 4th of July Parades

Celebrate the 4th in Big Bend country! Have fun at the 4th of July parades in Marathon and Terlingua!

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West Fest Cabrito Cook Off

Marathon, Texas West Fest Cabrito Cook Off brings competitive cooking and crafts to Post Park to raise funds for Marathon Volunteer Fire Department each year!

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Marathon Quilt and Craft Show

The Marathon Quilt and Craft Show is a long-running, free event held one Saturday each year at the Community Center in Marathon, usually in September.

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New Moon Nights in Marathon

Come to Big Bend for great night skies! Marathon's New Moon Fest celebrates dark starry nights with educational talks, star parties, tacos, music, and more!

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Big Bend’s Oasis at Post Park in Marathon, TX

Post Park is a wellspring in the Big Bend region. Enjoy a picnic under shade trees near a spring-fed pond at this beautiful park the next time you're in Marathon!

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Critters of Big Bend

In Big Bend, you’ll find wildlife crossing the land, birds and bats flying high above, constellation critters dotting the night sky, and fossil creatures buried deep below! Enjoy Big Bend wildlife on your next visit!

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  • Despite conflicting reports, the Chisos Mountain Lodge is OPEN. The campground is closed for road paving.
  • Be aware that cell phones may inadvertently change to Mountain Time and cause you to be an hour behind schedule. Double check when in the area for the correct local time when visiting. The Big Bend area is in Central Standard Time.