Wilderness camping permits are available for visitors who wish to backpack overnight in areas of the park that do not have designated campsites. Consult published hiking guides or inquire with a permitting ranger for more information.
Things to Know
Wilderness Camping Area Map (865k PDF)
Hiking the Outer Mountain Loop, Mesa de Anguila, or the Marufo Vega Trail
The most remote areas of Big Bend National Park are best left to experienced backpackers. Each year park rangers respond to desert emergencies when hikers are not prepared for the heat and extreme conditions of the desert.
Due to complex topography and vague trails topographical maps and a compass are suggested for some hikes.
Last updated: October 5, 2017