Big Bend National Park is Open for Day Use.
Re-opening Begins June 1st at 9:00 AM
Beginning June 1st, Big Bend National Park will resume Day-Use Only access for:
Chisos Mountain Trails:
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.
With public health in mind, the following areas and facilities will remain closed at this time:
Big Bend’s phased approach is designed to gradually allow increased access, while maintaining employee, visitor, and local community safety, and to avoid overwhelming the area’s limited medical services. The park will actively monitor conditions (in the park and in surrounding counties); and will maintain flexibility to expand, adjust, or contract operations as health conditions warrant. All changes will be listed on this webpage.
Last updated: June 2, 2020