Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

In The Park in Big Bend

Bicycling

Many of the rides in Big Bend National Park are easier with a shuttle. If you have the luxury of having someone shuttle your vehicle or pick you up after a long day of cycling, opportunities are endless. A few suggestions follow. Check with a ranger for more information.   If ...

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Activities at Big Bend

When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill authorizing Big Bend National Park on June 20, 1935, could he have imagined how popular the park would become over the next half-century? According to the enabling legislation that created the park, Big Bend National Park was set aside and protected for ...

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Self Guided Hiking Trails

    All of the following trails and walks have self-guiding booklets available to provide additional insight into the natural and cultural features you may encounter.   The trail guide booklets are available at trailheads and the Panther Junction Visitor Center.   Window View Trail This trail begins at the Chisos Basin trailhead and circles the ...

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Camping at Big Bend

The National Park Service operates three developed frontcountry campgrounds at Rio Grande Village, the Chisos Basin, and the Cottonwood campground, near Castolon. The cost is $14.00 per night for a site. A concession-operated full hook-up RV campground is also available at Rio Grande Village.   Campground Reservations A limited number of campsites ...

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After Dark in the Park

As the setting sun slips below the western horizon a parade of colors dances across the mountains and sky. Another day has come to a close in the Chihuahuan Desert. This spectacular ending takes with it the scorching temperatures that keep much of the wildlife out of sight. As ...

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Walking & Hiking in Big Bend

DAY HIKES   Park EAST:   Rio Grande Village Nature Trail 3/4 mile roundtrip Although a very short and easy trail, the RGV Nature Trail is very scenic and offers fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing, especially birds. A self-guiding leaflet describes the area's natural and human history. Pick up the trailhead behind RGV campground site ...

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Places to Go in Big Bend

Big Bend offers many interesting places to visit during your stay in the park. It is recommended that your first stop be at one of the parks visitor centers. Here you can obtain all the information needed for a safe and enjoyable experience. Three developed, or frontcountry, campgrounds are ...

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