Ranger-led Programs

Ranger Guided Walk
Ranger Guided Walk

NPS Photo/Ann Wildermuth


Ranger-led programs
Join a park ranger for a guided hike, evening program, talk, or workshop on Big Bend's natural and cultural history. Programs are generally offered daily, and are free of charge. Programs vary weekly; current schedules are posted at park visitor centers or may be viewed online.

Programs May 14 - 27, 2017

Programs May 28 - June 10, 2017


Personal Ranger Tours
Personal guided ranger tours are available on a first-come, first served basis for families, groups, or individuals. The cost is $40.00 per hour, with a four-hour minimum. Fees cover salary, government vehicle milage, and administrative costs, and can be paid by check or money order only. Personal ranger tours also depend on availability of personnel [extremely limited during the months of May, June, July, and August, and during Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, and Spring Break].

Personal ranger tours usually focus on a specialized topic or specific park area. For a general park tour, please contact one of the park's local outfitters.

The following guidelines apply to personal ranger tours:

  • Transportation is not provided for individuals or groups, and generally doesn't include trips on backcountry roads.
  • Personal tours are highly dependent on staff availability.
  • Arrangements for personal tours must be made at least two weeks in advance.
For more information or to check availability, email or call 432-477-1108.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129


(432) 477-2251

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