• Santa Elena Canyon

    Rio Grande

    Wild & Scenic River Texas

Directions

Big Bend Area Map

Area Map of Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

Getting Here

Area map showing highway routes to and from Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River. Distances between towns and services can be considerable. Always be sure you have plenty of gas, oil, food, and water for your trip. Big Bend National Park has four camper stores, but supply and selection can be limited. There are also small stores in the communities outside the park. The last major shopping areas (grocery and hardware stores) are Alpine, Fort Stockton, and Del Rio.
 

Car

Several highways lead to Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River through Big Bend National Park: Texas State Road 118 from Alpine to Study Butte, or Texas FM 170 from Presidio through Study Butte, or U.S. Highway 90, or U.S. Highway 385 through Marathon.

Distances between towns and services can be considerable. Always be sure you have plenty of gas, oil, food, and water for your trip. Big Bend National Park has four camper stores, but supply and selection can be limited. The last major shopping areas (grocery and hardware stores) are Alpine, Fort Stockton, and Del Rio.

Plane

The nearest airports served by major airlines are located in Midland/Odessa, Texas, and El Paso, Texas. Rental cars are available at both airports.

Public Transportation

No public transportation is available to this site.

Did You Know?

Ladybird and party rafting the Rio Grande, 1966

In advance of Lady Bird Johnson's visit to Big Bend in 1966, the International Boundary and Water Commission released water from the Elephant Butte dam in New Mexico to ensure that the flow of the Rio Grande was sufficent to allow the first lady to complete a raft trip through Mariscal Canyon. More...