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 4th of July Parades

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!

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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West Fest Cabrito Cook Off

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!

Marathon Quilt and Craft Show

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.

New Moon Nights in Marathon

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!

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

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!

Critters of Big Bend

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!

5 Reasons You Need to Experience Summer Nights in Big Bend

5 Reasons You Need to Experience Summer Nights in Big Bend

From spectacular stargazing to amazing sunset horseback rides, these are the top reasons you need to experience Big Bend’s magical summer evenings.

Camping in Big Bend Backcountry

Camping in Big Bend Backcountry

One family fulfills a longtime dream of backcountry camping in Big Bend National Park!

Cool it Big Bend style

Cool it Big Bend style

A visit to Big Bend during the summer time can cast a hot spell on visitors! You’ll want to keep coming back if you consider these tips for travel!

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.

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!