Big Bend National Park Travel Guide


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Plan Your Big Bend National Park Vacation

Cradled in the warm, southwestern elbow of Texas, the 801,163 acres of Big Bend National Park hang suspended above the deserts of northern Mexico. From the craggy, forested Chisos Mountains rising up to almost 8,000 feet to the flat, stark plains of the Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend is one of the nation's most geographically diverse parks, with the kind of dramatic backdrop that inspired Hollywood's first Western sets. Visitors can ride the rapids of the Rio Grande, trek through the classic, Old West landscape, and marvel at the moonscape that skirts Boquillas, Mexico.


Big Bend National Park Hotels

At the Chisos Mountains Lodge, the only hotel in the park, you can select from a freestanding stone cottage or a motel-style... read more


Big Bend National Park Restaurants

One word sums up the fare available in the park: casual. You can wear shorts and sneakers to the one park restaurant, which... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Big Bend National Park

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


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