Plan A Field Trip
Self Guided Field Trips
The dynamic Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem of the Big Bend provides the perfect outdoor classroom for field studies. Schools, youth organizations, clubs and social groups can all enjoy field trips to Big Bend. Self-guided field trips are the easiest way for your group to experience Big Bend—no ranger required! There are a number of locations in Big Bend National Park where an adult can safely guide their own field trip. Don't forget that educational groups can apply for a entrance fee waiver. Entrance to the park is free for groups from a formal accredited educational institution.
Self Guided Field Trip Options
Did You Know?
American folk singer Woody Guthrie spent a short time in the Big Bend region in 1921 and briefly searched for the legendary "lost mine" in the Chisos Mountains. More...