Last updated: January 14, 2022
Plan like a park ranger! Use this information to ensure your trip to Big Bend is safe and enjoyable.
For more information on visiting any of our national parks this summer, visit go.nps.gov/summer.
To protect the solitude and serenity of Big Bend's trails, groups larger than 30 persons must split up and hike different trails.
An organized group or individual party may not exceed a 15 person limit.
- In the Chisos Mountains: There is only one Chisos backpacking campsite that can accommodate a group this size: it may be necessary to split the group to other campsites. Groups may split into separate campsites - however the 15 person size limit per group cannot be
- In the desert: Groups over 15 people will also need to split up and backpack into separate, non-adjacent zones.