Motorcycle Equipment and Operation
Any motorized vehicle operated within the park must comply with Texas motor vehicle laws and be operated ONLY upon park roadways open to the public. MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON PARK TRAILS AND ALL CROSS-COUNTRY OR OFF-ROAD TRAVEL IS PROHIBITED WITHIN THE PARK.
In addition to other traffic regulations, the following apply to operation of motorcycles (including mopeds, motor-assisted bicycles, ATC’s and ATV’s) on all paved and unpaved roads in Big Bend National Park.
ALL BACKCOUNTRY ROADS IN BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK ARE PUBLIC ROADS. ALL VEHICLES DRIVEN ON THESE ROADS MUST BE STREET LEGAL ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS.
Did You Know?
The population of the Big Bend prior to the establishment of the National Park in 1944 was approximately 155 people, evenly divided between hispanics and anglos. Most of the hispanic families lived along the river and practiced subsistence farming; the anglo families were mostly ranchers. More...