• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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  • Extreme Water Shortage

    Extreme water shortage throughout park. Visitors are limited to 5 gallons per day, and are encouraged to conserve further when possible. Please consider bringing your own water to the park.

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Elephant Tusk Peak viewed from the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains.
Elephant Tusk Peak viewed from the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains.
NPS/Eric Leonard
 

For additional media inquiries, please contact the park's Public Information Officer,
David Elkowitz, at

Big Bend National Park
PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

Phone: 432-477-1108
Fax: 432-477-1175

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Did You Know?

Riders on the South Rim, 1945

Many of the hiking trails in the High Chisos were originally established as stock trails to move livestock in and out of the mountains prior to the establishment of the park. These former ranching trails include the Blue Creek Canyon trail, and portions of the South Rim trail.