Big Bend National Park is partially open for day use
The park will determine further reopening and closures according to the local and regional status of the pandemic, following the advice of the federal, state and local public health officials.
Most trails that begin from the open paved roads are OPEN for hiking, including:
Amenities available include:
Parts of the park remain CLOSED until further notice, including:
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River is closed to all river use. Texas has suspended commercial river operations statewide.
Be Prepared for Summer in the Desert:
Visitors to Big Bend must be prepared for the extreme summer heat of the Chihuahuan Desert. During the summer months, temperatures in the park’s lower elevations and river areas typically exceed 100 degrees by late morning, and remain at dangerous levels until after sunset. Hikers should stay off trails in the afternoon and carry (and drink) plenty of extra water.
Last updated: August 12, 2020