• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Ranger-led Programs

Ranger Guided Walk
Ranger Guided Walk
NPS Photo/Ann Wildermuth

Ranger-led programs
Join a park ranger for a guided hike, evening program, talk, or workshop on Big Bend's natural and cultural history. Programs are generally offered daily, and are free of charge. Programs vary weekly; current schedules are posted at park visitor centers or may be viewed online.

Programs April 18 - April 26, 2014

Personal Ranger Tours
Personal guided ranger tours are available on a first-come, first served basis for families, groups, or individuals. The cost is $40.00 per hour, with a four-hour minimum. Fees cover salary, government vehicle milage, and administrative costs, and can be paid by check or money order only. Personal ranger tours also depend on availability of personnel.

Personal ranger tours usually focus on a specialized topic or specific park area. For a general park tour, please contact one of the park's local outfitters.

The following guidelines apply to personal ranger tours:

  • Transportation is not provided for individuals or groups, and generally doesn't include trips on backcountry roads.
  • Personal tours are highly dependent on staff availability.
  • Arrangements for personal tours must be made at least two weeks in advance.
For more information or to check availability, email or call 432-477-1108.

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.