PANTHER JUNCTION VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The Panther Junction Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29 for needed maintenance. Information, backcountry permits, and entrance fee payments can be taken care of at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center.
Big Bend's landscape is so vast and so awesome that it doesn't always fit well into conventional photography. These Quicktime VR panoramic images allow viewers to scan right and left and in come cases all the way around. They provide a way of getting an overall impression of a scene and not just one static view. Click on the links and when the panorama opens in a new window, hold down the mouse on the image and drag to the right or left to pan around. Use the + and - buttons to zoom in and out.
These panoramic images files require the free Apple QuickTime Player.
Along the Rio Grande
Santa Elena Canyon
The Rio Grande flooding the Langford Hot Spring
This spectacular adobe ruin was once the home of Big Bend area resident Albert Dorgan. Dorgan first proposed the idea of an international park on the Rio Grande in the fall of 1934. The remains of his adobe home are located a short distance from Santa Elena Canyon.
The Chisos Mountains
From the summit of Emory Peak
The South Rim is located at the extreme southern edge of the Chisos Mountains. At the rim, the desert floor lies 2,500 feet below you and vast panoramas of rugged desert and mountains beckon far into Mexico. The South Rim can be done as a strenuous day hike, but is best enjoyed on a 1-2 night backpack trip.
Panoramic photos provided courtesy of virtualbigbend.com
Did You Know?
The Fossil Bone Exhibit tells of the time when mammals rose to dominance, when sand in the forest streams buried and preserved the bones of early mammals. Stop there for a moment to imagine the Big Bend of another era: a time when Tornillo Flat was a lush forest.