IMPORTANT: Please note that all property in Brewster County is either private property or is part of Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, or other State preserves. It is illegal to trespass on private property. Please do not collect rocks, plants, artifacts. Brewster County Tourism Council request that you abide by all laws and regulations.
Big Bend offers many exciting activities, from sightseeing in the family car and enjoying the amenities of a comfortable lodge, to hard-core wilderness adventures, and everything in between. People visit Big Bend to hike, camp, ride horses, paddle the river, pedal bicycles, ride motorcycles, look for wildlife, look for nightlife, and to get a life. Some work hard at it, others let professionals do the heavy lifting. A small community of experienced outfitters and activity providers arrange excursions of all descriptions, as well as provide good local information for visitors.
Some people come to a place like Big Bend to relax and rejuvenate. Get a massage or a spa treatment, or try out a yoga retreat in an absolutely maginificent setting.
Professional surveys suggest that the most popular vacation activity is shopping and in Big Bend unique local merchants have made many interesting shopping opportunities available.
Boquillas is a small village in Mexico that sits on the Eastern side of Big Bend National Park. The community features an international port of entry to cross the Rio Grande. The crossing is open Wednesday through Sunday year round from 9:00am until 6:00pm.
Desert environments have inspired great philosophers, poets, artists and dreamers of every description. Once described as a dusty bohemia, Big Bend enjoys an abundance of resident musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, lapidarists, ceramicists, and talented actors.
Organized groups, bus tours, bird watchers, and people who are curious about the intriguing natural and human history of the Big Bend can hire a specialized guide
Getting around Big Bend can be a complicated affair. National Park Headquarters is over 4 hours drive from the nearest commercial airport, and two hours from the train station in Alpine. Backpackers, hikers, and river runners often need help moving their vehicles and equipment from the beginning of their route to the other end.
The Lajitas Zipline is a unique zipline course that offers a boutique experience and variety of tour options with something for everyone.
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 […]
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 park and state park, Big Bend […]