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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 […]
Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/TO9hcfWyr-U 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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Celebrate the 4th in Big Bend country! Have fun at the 4th of July parades in Marathon and Terlingua!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
From spectacular stargazing to amazing sunset horseback rides, these are the top reasons you need to experience Big Bend’s magical summer evenings.
One family fulfills a longtime dream of backcountry camping in Big Bend National Park!