Big Bend National Park is the highlight attraction of the entire region. It is at the same time an 1100 square mile playground and classroom. The 800,000-acre national park contains three basic habitats: river, desert, and mountains.
Big Bend National Park encompasses the largest protected area of the Chihuahuan Desert in the United States. The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River forms its southern boundary, and it’s the only park in the United States that contains a complete mountain range – the Chisos. BBNP is one of the United States’ biggest outdoor parks but relative to its size has a small annual visitation, which is one of its major appeals – it offers great solitude, and peace and quiet in a natural surrounding.