Alerts & Conditions


What Places/Roads are Closed Today?

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  • The River Road and Old Ore Road are in unmaintained condition.

  • Travel on these primitive roads REQUIRES High Clearance AND true Four-Wheel Drive. It is NOT passable to passenger cars, minivans, motorhomes, and tiny crossover SUVs.

Hiking Trails

  • The Tuff Canyon Overlooks and Trail are CLOSED due to a rockfall and potentially unstable slopes. It will remain closed until it is carefully evaluated for safety.
  • Santa Elena Canyon Trail:
    Terlingua Creek Crossing: Play it Safe.
    Depending upon recent rainfall, Terlingua Creek may be dry sand, thick mud, or flowing water. Carefully assess conditions and your abilities before attempting to cross. Follow trail signs for the correct crossing location. Crossing at other locations up the creek is dangerous, damages vegetation, and causes erosion. If water levels are too high, do NOT attempt to cross.
  • A Section of the East Rim Trail CLOSED to Protect Nesting Falcons
    From February 1st through May 31st, a portion of the East Rim Trail in the Chisos Mountains will be closed to protect nesting falcons. The closure includes East Rim backpacking campsites ER-4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
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Helpful Information

Last updated: March 27, 2023

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Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129



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