There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend...
Splendid Isolation, the Big Bend...
Hit the road and explore the park's gorgeous vistas. Paved highways and dirt roads provide access to an incredible array of experiences.
Discover the many stories of Big Bend. Join a park ranger for fun, informative, and free guided programs.
Current Conditions and Seasonal Averages
Big Bend Weather
Exploring the Backcountry
Big Bend's vast areas provide excellent opportunities for solitude, wilderness, and adventure.
Plan your visit, and learn about the park with books, maps, and guides from the Big Bend Natural History Association.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Hours and seasons for Big Bend facilities
Last updated: August 20, 2018