• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Topographic Map Index

Index to 7.5 Minute Topographic Maps
Index to 7.5 Minute Topographic Maps
 
Maps in the USGS 7.5 minute series are highly encouraged for most backcountry use in Big Bend. They have a scale of 1:24,000 and a contour interval of 40.

It takes thirty-one maps to cover the area of the park:

1a Butterbowl
1b
Persimmon Gap
1c
Bone Spring NE
2
Twin Peaks
3
Bone Spring
4
Dagger Flat
5
Christmas Peaks
6
Sombrero Peaks
7 Grapevine Hills
8
McKinney Springs
9
Sue Peaks
10
Stillwell Crossing
11
Lajitas
12
Amarilla Mtn.
13
Terlingua
14
Tule Mtn.
15 The Basin
15
Panther Junction
17
Roy's Peak
18
Ernst Valley
19
Mesa de Anguila
20
Castolon
21
Cerro Castellan
22
Emory Peak
23 Glenn Spring
24
San Vicente
25
Rio Grande Vill.
26
Smoky Creek
27
Reed Camp
28
Mariscal Mtn.
29
Solis

Where Can You Get Them?
All of these maps are available for purchase at the Panther Junction visitor center through the Big Bend Natural History Association. You may also obtain topographic maps from your local outdoor store (REI, etc.), online sources such as mapsport.com, or directly from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

NOTE: Conditions of "trails", "roads", physiographic features and structures depicted on USGS maps may have changed, be overgrown or no longer exist.

 

Did You Know?

Men of Hill's 1899 expedition

Robert Hill, working for the U.S. Geological Survey, was the first person to successfully float the canyons of the Rio Grande in the area of Big Bend. His trip, from Presidio to Lantry took over a month.