• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

How Far Is It?

The Big Bend region is vast and isolated. Highway travel between destinations usually takes several hours and available services can be limited.

Mileage from Big Bend National Park Headquarters at Panther Junction to:

Abilene - 392 miles Alpine -100 miles
Amarillo - 481 miles Austin - 474 miles
Beaumont - 697 miles Big Spring - 281 miles
Brownsville - 634 miles Brownwood - 398 miles
Carlsbad Caverns NP, New Mexico - 305 miles Corpus Christi - 526 miles
Dallas - 559 miles Del Rio - 253 miles
El Paso - 329 miles Fort Davis - 128 miles
Fort Stockton - 127 miles Fort Worth - 529 miles
Galveston - 657 miles Guadalupe Mountains NP - 275 miles
Houston - 610 miles Lajitas - 41 miles
Langtry - 211 miles Laredo - 434 miles
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - 410 miles
Lubbock - 358 miles Marathon - 69 miles
Marfa - 126 miles McAllen - 577 miles
Midland - 242 miles Monahans - 178 miles
Odessa - 222 miles Ojinaga, Mexico - 93 miles
Padre Island Natl. Seashore - 543 miles Pecos - 191 miles
Presidio - 92 miles San Angelo - 300 miles
San Antonio - 406 miles Sanderson - 123 miles
Study Butte - 24 miles Terlingua - 28 miles
Van Horn - 200 miles Victoria - 526 miles
Waco - 518 miles Wichita Falls - 513 miles

Did You Know?

Park entrance sign, 1948

Lon Garrison, the second Superintendent of the park was once asked, “Is it true that the state of Texas wanted a National Park so badly that it bought one and gave it to the United States?” More...