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...
Fascinating Fossil Discoveries
Visit the Fossil Discovery Exhibit to learn more about the geology of Big Bend and see some of the park's most amazing fossil finds.
Last updated: December 5, 2017