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.
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!
Be sure to explore all your National Park has to offer! Put Ernst Tinaja Trail on the list of must-see hikes!
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!
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.”
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.”
Aerial flights give a bird’s-eye view of the Big Bend.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
One time I had opened a book about America’s national parks to a page showing a steep canyon. A muddy river flowed out of it, and at its edge, on a rocky beach, sat a cowboy on a horse. The text spoke of jagged mountains, sheer canyons, and hundred-mile vistas. Without knowing anything more, I longed to go there. The page header read: Big Bend National Park, Texas.
Since 2012, people have banded together for a day of music and fun on the Rio Grande called “Voices from Both Sides”.