• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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    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.

Trail Closure - Peregrine falcons are nesting

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Date: March 5, 2009

Read this press release for full details.

Click here for a wonderful article about our rare peregrines.

Did You Know?

Aerial vie of flooding in Terlingua Creek and the Rio Grande blocking the trail

The trail into Big Bend's Santa Elena Canyon crosses Terlingua Creek. Most of the year a dry creek bed, after rainstorms flash flooding of the creek can make the canyon inaccessible and close the nature trail. More...