Join a Ranger

Ranger Hat

Join A Ranger!

Ranger programs are currently offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Check at Panther Junction Visitor Center for a current schedule, topics, and other details.

Advance sign-up is required. Programs limited to 12 people.

Guided Walk at Sam Nail Ranch
Big Bend's Ranger Programs are FUN, INFORMATIVE, and FREE

Hike With a Ranger

Summer hikes are currently being offered as possible, on weekends. Check at the visitor center for a current schedule.

Come along on a guided hike! Big Bend's rangers will be offering several ranger-led walks. Come learn about something new, ask questions, and experience some of the most beautiful areas of the park. The hikes will be easy for most experience levels.

You must sign up in advance and in person at the Panther Junction Visitor Center. Hikes will be limited to 12 people each. Social distancing is required.


Virtual Ranger Activities

Big Bend interpretive rangers provide a variety of fun, informative, and free ranger-guided activities. We look forward to sharing the stories of Big Bend with you! Join the discussion on Facebook, test your Big Bend IQ on our Big Bend Instagram Challenge, or arrange a Distance Learning program for your group or class.

And for more online fun, all ages are welcome to try the virtual Junior Ranger activities here: Become a Junior Ranger

Big Bend Park Rangers on Facebook

Big Bend Park Rangers on Facebook

Follow us, ask questions, and share Big Bend on social media

Test your Big Bend IQ

Big Bend 50-Species Challenge!

How well do you know the plants and animals of Big Bend National Park? Each week we will post new quizzes.

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Is Big Bend too far to bring your classroom or group? Let us bring a Big Bend ranger to YOU through the wonders of technology.

Big Bend Fact Sheet

Big Bend Fact Sheet

How big? How many species? Statistics, Significance, and Purpose.

Guided Hike on the Lost Mine Trail
Join a ranger and learn the stories of Big Bend!

Last updated: June 30, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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



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