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!

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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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!

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!

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.”

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 […]

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.

A Rio Grande Affair

A Rio Grande Affair

This river and I have a history. Thirty-seven years ago, I saw it for the first time. And I fell in love, not just with the Rio Grande, but with the rugged, wild terrain on both sides of it.

6 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR VISITING THE BIG BEND

6 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR VISITING THE BIG BEND

he Big Bend is a remote region of West Texas that includes over one million acres of public land, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, and offers many activities, from camping and river rafting to horseback riding and off-road vehicle tours.