Big Bend has inspired authors for centuries. The magnificent landscapes and peaceful atmosphere make for a wonderful story setting. Most of the following are written by local authors and bloggers with more content to come. Follow our posts to read some of this work here.

Big Bend 5-day Itinerary

Big Bend 5-day Itinerary

Follow Ann on a 5-day roundtrip to Big Bend from Houston, Texas, where she shares great photo stops and a time table for visiting some of Big Bend National Park’s top sights.

GETTING HERE

Getting here can be half the fun, but not if you don’t plan well. Big Bend is one of the most remote areas of the lower 48 states.

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Chisos Basin Pinnacles Trail

Chisos Basin Pinnacles Trail

Paul and Marsha Weaver documented their stay in the Big Bend in many blog posts. Here, they share wonderful views and insights from Pinnacles Trail in Big Bend National park.

J.O. Langford’s Hot Springs: A Very Brief History

J.O. Langford’s Hot Springs: A Very Brief History

Consider the recent history of the hot springs and the story of how they became national park property for only $10. Be sure to make your way down that pleasant path for a soak on your next visit!

Four Wheel Drive access hikes: Ernst Tinaja Trail

Four Wheel Drive access hikes: Ernst Tinaja Trail

Be sure to explore all your National Park has to offer! Put Ernst Tinaja Trail on the list of must-see hikes!

Big Bend Outdoors Safety Tips

Big Bend Outdoors Safety Tips

Welcome to the Big Bend! We want you to feel prepared and confident while you explore the vast wild lands of Brewster County! Here are some handy outdoors tips!

Joe Nick’s Big Bend Top Ten

Joe Nick’s Big Bend Top Ten

Visit Big Bend asked Joe Nick Patoski, prolific Texas author, to do a Top Ten for visitors headed to the faraway part of the state Patowski affectionately dubbed “Texas of the Imagination.”

The Lost Mine Trail Experience: Low Barrier To Entry, High Pay Out

The Lost Mine Trail Experience: Low Barrier To Entry, High Pay Out

Follow Tom Roush on the Lost Mine Trail: “I can’t speak highly enough of this hike. The investment versus the reward is very favorable to the hiker. There were many kids on the trail and at the top, so it’s easy and safe enough for tiny tikes.”

Bird’s-eye view of Big Bend

Bird’s-eye view of Big Bend

Aerial flights give a bird’s-eye view of the Big Bend.

Visiting Big Bend Family Style!

Visiting Big Bend Family Style!

by Tori Martin, Trippin Yogis When you’re looking for a place to get away, disconnect, escape into nature, there’s no better place than Big Bend! As we spend time here, I can’t help but notice the contrasts all around us. The landscape is harsh, yet breathtaking. The border between the US and Mexico is there, yet […]

Big Bend…and Chill

Big Bend…and Chill

By Cactus Jane There’s no better way to begin – or especially end – a vacation in the Big Bend, than with the pampering luxuries at Agave Spa in Lajitas. The itty-bitty parlor is housed on the grounds of Lajitas Golf Resort, right next to a delicious bakery. It’s a cozy, intimate setting, and can […]

Time Travel Road Trip

Time Travel Road Trip

By Cactus Jane One of the most relaxing things to do out here is take in the scenic drives. Cruising from village to village on long highways and county roads creates a zen-like joy. There’s something satisfying about racking up the miles with nothing but mountains and range land in view. In the Big Bend, […]

A River Worthy Of Its Name

A River Worthy Of Its Name

The Rio Grande is a diminutive creek compared to the world’s mightiest rivers. The Amazon, the Nile, the Mississippi make no claims to greatness in their name, but the Rio Grande does have a few attributes that allow it to justify its lofty moniker.

Marathon’s “WestFest” is the Best Fest!

Marathon’s “WestFest” is the Best Fest!

It’s a casual atmosphere of fun and food at West Fest every year where cabrito rules but there are also brisket, ribs, salsa and dessert competitions plus so much more.