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.
Ross Maxwell Scenic DriveHistoric District/Site Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Scenic Drive/Tour Park (National/State/Provincial)
Chisos BasinInformation Center Geological Site Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Scenic Drive/Tour Trail/Path Mountain–Sight Park (National/State/Provincial)
Santa Elena CanyonBody Of Water/Waterfall Geological Site Trail/Path Park (National/State/Provincial) Canyon