Splendid Isolation, The Big Bend...
There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.
A multiplicity of habitats including, desert oases, hidden canyons, and a ribbon of undulating river corridor, shelter more than 450 bird species.Read More
A Geologic Treasure
This is a world-class arena for geology: limestone to laccoliths, faults to volcanoes. Fossils include a world-record pterosaur, and 50’ crocodile!Read More
Within Walking Distance
Big Bend is a hiker's bliss with more than 150 miles of fabulous trails in the largest expanse of roadless public lands in Texas.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1935, Conrad Wirth, later the director of the National Park Service, said this of Persimmon Gap in Big Bend National Park, “There will probably always be a road from Marathon through . . . Persimmon Gap, which is a very fine and natural gateway to the Park.” More...