Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park is located in western edge of Texas. The park is bordered by the Rio Grande river which separates it from Mexico. Temprature is the summer can frequently pass 100 Farenheight while the winter months can reach lows in the single digits. The park is home to over 1200 types of plants.

Big Bend National Park Info


Big Bend National Park

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News

Big Bend National Park Begins to Re-open

Big Bend National Park will resume visitor access for recreational day-use beginning Monday, June 1. Paved roads and select frontcountry hiking trails will be open for desert exploration.

Big Bend Makes Plans for a Phased Reopening

Big Bend National Park will remain closed through the month of May. Park managers are planning a phased opening to maintain employee, visitor, and local community safety, and to avoid overwhelming limited medical services.

Big Bend National Park Temporarily Closed

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that effective April 3, Big Bend National Park and Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River will be temporarily closed to all visitors until further notice.

Big Bend National Park Photos

Colima Warbler

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Colima Warbler

West Texas - Big Bend National Park

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West Texas - Big Bend National Park

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Santa Elena Canyon F11

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Santa Elena Canyon F11

Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park. Mexico on the left and US on the right.

Santa Elena and Creek F11

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Santa Elena and Creek F11

Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park. Mexico on the left and US on the right.

Maverick Badlands

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Maverick Badlands

Poppin colors in the Maverick Badlands area of Big Bend National Park.

Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

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Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Big Bend Nation Park

Giant Dagger Yucca 7

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Giant Dagger Yucca 7

Mabry Campbell Photography

Burro Mesa Pour-Off Trail

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Burro Mesa Pour-Off Trail

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Journey to the Stars

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Journey to the Stars

Milky Way in Big Bend National Park over the Chisos Mountains.

Milky Way (Explored 6-27-20)

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Milky Way (Explored 6-27-20)

Spent a few days in Big Bend National Park, current events, never ending drama.....watching the Milky Way...over the famous Casa Grande in the Chisos Mountains pondering whats out there in the Universe makes it all go away....Bortle 1 skies....some of the darkest anywhere in the USA

Black Bear

rickdunlap2 posted a photo:

Black Bear

Ran across this Black Bear at Big Bend National Park...first time to see one, in my home state no less. Ursus americanus, previously known as Euarctos americanus

Chisos Mountains B&W

Bernie Emmons posted a photo:

Chisos Mountains B&W

My feeble attempt to replicate what Ansel Adams would have done had he traveled to Big Bend National Park.

Map location is close, not accurate.

Boquillas Canyon B&W

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Boquillas Canyon B&W

My feeble attempt to replicate what Ansel Adams would have done had he traveled to Big Bend National Park.

Ocotillo Plant

Mabry Campbell posted a photo:

Ocotillo Plant

Mabry Campbell Photography

Ash No. 13

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Ash No. 13

Mabry Campbell Photography

Ocotillo Plant P

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Ocotillo Plant P

Mabry Campbell Photography

Mule Ears Peaks

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Mule Ears Peaks

Mule Ears Peaks in Big Bend National Park

Big Bend on Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive November 2017 (2 of 1)

Rick Byrnes posted a photo:

Big Bend on Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive November 2017 (2 of 1)

A view to the west from Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Hayes Ridge at Crown Mountain

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Hayes Ridge at Crown Mountain

At the high end of Hayes Ridge the elevation is about 6100 feet. Crown Mountain's summit is about 1200 feet higher. from the high point of the ridge the views are excellent.

Rio Grande Thru Santa Elena

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Rio Grande Thru Santa Elena

Rio Grande Thru Santa Elena - This view from inside the Santa Elena canyon was spectacular with the water reflections of the cliff from above with the blue sky reflecting back into the water it was awesome sight. The Santa Elena Canyon is located in Big Bend National Park and the canyon walls are 1500 feet high. As you drive up to the area from the Ross Maxwell Scenic drive it seems like it just around the corner because they are so massive they can be seen from quite a distance. In any case climbing the cliffs to get to this area was worth the effort it was amazing geology and the rio grande flowing only so slightly on this day allow some great reflections in river. Many people come to canoe through the canyons putting in upstream at Lajitas and taking the 13 mile ride to Santa Elena Canyons to see our the natural beauty of the area. This Santa Elena Canyons are spit down the middle with the cliffs on each side being owned by the USA and Mexico. The canoe trip I have been told has some class four rapids at certain water levels so check it out before hand or you can always take a day trip call the boomerage. up the river and back.