Big Bend's rich history is revealed in a wealth of historic photographs. These galleries cover the period prior to the establishment of the park in 1944 and the evolution of the park in the years after.
Seventy-five species of mammals inhabit the deserts and mountains of Big Bend National Park. Larger mammals include whitetail and mule deer, javelina, mountain lion, and black bear.
Did You Know?
Pummel Peak (6,620'/2018m) is the easternmost of the peaks of the Chisos Mountain range in Big Bend National Park. Viewed from the southeast, the peak resembles a saddle pommel, hence the name (pummel is an alternate word for pommel).