Top Adventures in Big Bend

  • Drive the scenic Basin Drive

    Basin Drive is a 12.4 mile out and back roundtrip drive that takes you past scenic views in Big Bend National Park, TX.

    12.4 miles 2 ft gain

  • Hike Balance Rock

    A simple, quiet drive down a dirt road (Grapevine Spring) leads you through desolate landscape until a parking lot sprouts up to your right.  From here you can see that a stretch of land sandwiched in a little valley where the trail heads directly...

    2 miles 75 ft gain

  • Hike Pine Canyon Trail

    Pine Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    4.3 miles 1 ft gain

  • Camp at Nugent Mountain

    Nugent Mountain is a very handsome butte and Big Bend is a great place to go get some splendid desert solitude and recharge your good vibes. This campsite, NM1, is the perfect spot to relax and get a great practice in.NM1 is one of the park's many...

  • Hike the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend NP

    If you are looking for expansive views of the Chisos Basin in Big Bend NP, the Lost Mine and South Rim Trails are MUST do's!  The South Rim Trail is a much longer 12+ mile hike (best views in park) which some will overnight or experience in a full...

    4.5 miles 1130 ft gain

  • Hike Emory Peak To Northeast Rim To South Rim Loop

    Emory Peak to Northeast Rim to South Rim Loop is a 17.1 mile loop hike that takes you past wildlife located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    17.1 miles 3 ft gain

  • Hike Laguna Meadow Trail

    Laguna Meadow Trail is a 7.8 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Terlingua, TX.

    7.8 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike Pinnacles Trail

    Pinnacles Trail is a 8 mile out and back hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Terlingua, TX.

    8 miles 1 ft gain

  • Backpack to the Southeast Rim of the Chisos

    This 14 mile loop provides incredible views of the Chisos mountains. This hike can be done in a day, but to really take in the scenery, stay overnight and experience the incredible cliffs overlooking Mexico. You can add on an extra 2 mile by doin...

    14 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike Big Bend's Emory Peak

    The hike to Emory Peak zig-zags up the face of the mountain, and only when you reach the peak do you get the full, 360 view of Big Bend National Park. Trust me, it's gorgeous. You get some pretty amazing views before reaching the peak, too, but yo...

    8.5 miles 2401 ft gain

  • Hike South Rim Trail Boot Springs Trail

    Emory Peak via South Rim Trail and Boot Springs Trail is a 14.9 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    11 miles 2 ft gain

  • Hike Basin Loop Trail

    Basin Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    2 miles 433 ft gain

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    • Big Bend National Park, Texas

      Chisos Basin (Big Bend)

      Overview Chisos Basin Campground, perched high in the rugged Chisos Mountains, is one of the most sought-after campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. At an altitude of 5,400 ft., the campground is ...

    • Big Bend National Park, Texas

      Chisos Basin Group Campground

      Overview Chisos Basin Group Campground, situated high in the rugged Chisos Mountains, is one of the most sought-after campgrounds in Big Bend National Park. It has seven group camping sites availab...

    • Big Bend National Park, Texas

      Rio Grande Village (Big Bend)

      Overview The Rio Grande Village Campground sits on the banks of the Rio Grande, the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Ben...

    • Big Bend National Park, Texas

      Rio Grande Village Group Campground

      Overview The Rio Grande Village Group Campground sits on the banks of the Rio Grande, the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico. The four group campsites are great options for...

    • Terlingua, Texas

      Coyote Crossing Campsite 1

      Coyote Crossing is a 21 acre Primitive Tent Area that is directly on 118 just a mile or so from Gas, Food, Post Office, Hardware Store, Horse Back Rides, River Tour Guides, Outfitters, local craft,...

      From $30/night

    • Big Bend National Park, Texas

      Cottonwood (Tx)

      Overview Cottonwood Campground is a quiet desert oasis in the southwestern corner of Big Bend National Park. Conveniently located between the Castolon Historic District, the scenic Santa Elena Cany...

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