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

NPS Releases Chisos Basin Water Study

The National Park Service recently published a report examining the implications of current and projected climate on Oak Spring, an important source of water within Big Bend National Park.

Temporary Closures to Protect Nesting Falcons

Beginning February 1st, the National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily close select areas in the Chisos Mountains to protect nesting falcons.

Big Bend is Hiring Dispatchers

The National Park Service is seeking applications from candidates interested in working permanently for Big Bend National Park as Public Safety Dispatchers. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2020.

Big Bend National Park Photos

Overhanging View, Balanced Rock

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Overhanging View, Balanced Rock

Desiccated Branches, Balanced Rock

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Desiccated Branches, Balanced Rock

Looking Back at Balanced Rock

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Looking Back at Balanced Rock

Vista of Santa Elena Canyon

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Vista of Santa Elena Canyon

View Towards Trailhead, Balanced Rock

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View Towards Trailhead, Balanced Rock

Buttes, Mouth of Santa Elena Canyon

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Buttes, Mouth of Santa Elena Canyon

Balanced Rock in B&W, HDR

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Balanced Rock in B&W, HDR

Lanscape View of Balanced Rock, HDR

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Lanscape View of Balanced Rock, HDR

Entrance Sign and Stargazing

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Entrance Sign and Stargazing

Late Afternoon, Chisos Mountains

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Late Afternoon, Chisos Mountains

Desert Endlessness, Balanced Rock

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Desert Endlessness, Balanced Rock

Prickly Barrier

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Prickly Barrier

Portrait View of Balanced Rock, HDR

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Portrait View of Balanced Rock, HDR

Boquillas Canyon in HDR

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Boquillas Canyon in HDR

Rocio and Rich, Entrance of Big Bend National Park

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Rocio and Rich, Entrance of Big Bend National Park

Slipping Into Santa Elena Canyon

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Slipping Into Santa Elena Canyon

Balanced Rock, HDR

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Balanced Rock, HDR

Abandoned Machinery

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Abandoned Machinery

Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park 11/20/2013

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Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park  11/20/2013

"The Boquillas Canyon trail climbs from the parking to the top of a cliff overlooking the Rio Grande. On this bluff, mortar holes from ancient inhabitants can be seen. Continue down to the river's edge and into the canyon until the canyon walls meet the river. Sandy slopes in the canyon are fun for children." www.nps.gov

"Big Bend National Park is located in the southwestern part of Texas along the Texas-Mexico border. Big Bend was established as a national park in June of 1935, preserving the largest tracts of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States."
"The park is comprised of 1,252 square miles of land, making it larger than the state of Rhode Island. Within Big Bend National Park are numerous geographical contrasts. These include the vegetation belts along the Rio Grande, the sparseness of the Chihuahuan Desert, the peaks of the Chisos Mountains, and the limestone outcrops of Persimmon Gap and Boquillas Canyon." www.nationalparks.org

Boquillas Canyon sunset

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Boquillas Canyon sunset