Natural Features & Ecosystems
When Big Bend was chosen to become a national park it was the biological and geologic diversity here that helped sway policy makers.
The scenery found in Big Bend is unmatched elsewhere in Texas. We encourage park visitors to enjoy sunsets from scenic vistas, soak their tired bones in the hot springs, and explore Big Bend's geologic history.
Did You Know?
In 1787, Governor Juan de Ugalde, leading a Spanish military expedition, attacked a band of Mescalero Apaches in a stronghold in the Chisos Mountains. The forty spanish soldiers reportedly killed several hundred Apaches. The battle occured in the area of Lower Juniper Spring.