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Explore one of the most diverse national parks in the United States at Big Bend. This incredible corner of the Chihuahuan Desert boasts towering canyon cliffs, open desert, forested mountains, and the life-giving Rio Grande. Along the way, you’ll spot abundant wildlife, remnants of the area’s pioneer history, and more birds and cacti species than almost anywhere in the country.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Experience awe-inspiring views of towering canyon walls while exploring the dramatic landscape along the Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon.
• Discover Chisos Basin, a mountainous sanctuary with hiking trails and panoramic vistas, offering a serene escape in the heart of Big Bend National Park.
• Wander through a picturesque river gorge at Boquillas Canyon.
• Soak in historic hot springs along the Rio Grande.
• Immerse yourself in the region's rich history at Castolon Historic District.
• Cross the Rio Grande into Mexico at Boquillas Crossing.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Recommended Start Time: Before 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): The tour has two starting points: Terlingua, TX, near Gallery Chisos on Route 118, outside Maverick Junction entrance gate, and Persimmon Gap Entrance Gate, north of the park.
Time to complete: 1-2 Days
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Big Bend National Park offers a variety of activities, including hiking through scenic trails, exploring historic sites like the Chisos Mountains, stargazing in the designated Dark Sky Park, and taking river trips along the Rio Grande. You can eve...
Big Bend is located in Southwest Texas, near the border with Mexico. The nearest big city is El Paso, Texas, which is about four and a half hours away. You can access the main entrance via Highway 385 from Marathon, Texas, or take Highway 118 from...
The best time to visit Big Bend National Park is during the fall (October to November) and spring (February to April) when temperatures are milder, wildflowers are in bloom, and outdoor activities are more enjoyable. Winter months also offer pleas...
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What you spend depends on the activities you do, but here’s a list of entry fees for the tour:
The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please note, although the park is open year-round, some visitor centers, attractions, and areas of the park have varying hours of operation and seasonality. Learn more here.
Here are some hours of operation for visitor centers on the tour:
Yes! The tour has two starting points: Terlingua, TX, near Gallery Chisos on Route 118, outside Maverick Junction entrance gate and Persimmon Gap Entrance Gate, north of the park. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
There is no reverse direction, but from either entrance, drivers can take the tour in whichever order they want. It’s a very customizable tour.
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