The Best Camping in Big Bend

Looking for the best camping in Big Bend? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Big Bend. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Big Bend

  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    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 backcountry, car camp sites. You will need to get...
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    Hike the Window Trail in Big Bend

    4.5
    4.4 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Window Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Big Bend National Park. Whether you're visiting for a day or camping at one of the sites in the park, the Window Trail is a hike worth doing, and can be done in just a couple of hours at a leisurely pace. The Window itself is a V-shaped canyon ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Emory Peak To Northeast Rim To South Rim Loop

    17.1 mi / 3 ft gain
    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.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Laguna Meadow Trail

    7.8 mi / 1 ft gain
    Laguna Meadow Trail is a 7.8 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Terlingua, TX.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Backpack to the Southeast Rim of the Chisos

    14 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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 doing the Emory Peak trail which gets you to the top o...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike South Rim Trail Boot Springs Trail

    11 mi / 2 ft gain
    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.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Emory Peak Loop Via Pinnacles & Laguna Meadow

    10.8 mi / 2 ft gain
    Emory Peak Loop via Pinnacles & Laguna Meadow is a 10.81 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Terlingua, TX.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Backpack the Chisos Mountains

    5.0
    13.9 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Most people don’t know that there are 8,000-foot peaks in Texas, but in the exceptionally remote southwest corner of the Lone Star State, Big Bend National Park’s Chisos Mountains soar high over the Chihuahuan Desert. The South Rim of the mountain bowl features a few backcountry sites that allow ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike the Outer Mountain Loop

    32 mi / 5000 ft gain
    The Outer Mountain Loop is a 3-day hike in Big Bend National Park. It traditionally starts at the trailhead in the Chisos Basin, leaving the Lodge area by way of the Pinnacles Trail. You then follow the Boot Canyon Trail to the Juniper Canyon Trail, which leads out of the Chisos Mountains to the ...
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  • Alpine, Texas

    Hike Ernst Tinaja Trail

    1.9 mi / 131 ft gain
    Ernst Tinaja Trail is a 1.9 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, TX.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Blue Creek, Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon And Dodson Trail

    31.6 mi / 6 ft gain
    Blue Creek, Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon and Dodson Trail is a 31.6 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, Texas.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Chimneys Trail

    4.6 mi / 364 ft gain
    Chimneys Trail is a 4.6 mile out and back hike where you may see local wildlife located near Terlingua, TX.
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  • Alpine, Texas

    Hike Marufo Vega Trail

    13.5 mi / 2 ft gain
    Marufo Vega Trail is a 13.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Big Bend National Park, TX.
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  • Terlingua, Texas

    Boomerang Float in Santa Elena Canyon

    5.0
    With a small group of people, canoes and kayaks, and one vehicle the boomerang trip (paddling against the current, then floating back downstream) up Santa Elena Canyon is the best option for floating the prettiest section of the Rio Grande while simultaneously avoiding pesky outfitters and the he...
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  • Terlingua, Texas

    Raft through Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend

    21 mi
    Five days prior to Labor Day weekend of 2017 we were the crazy ones who decided to raft on the Rio Grande when we heard it jumped up to a flow of 10,000 cubic feet per second. This was one of the first times in 10 years that the water had ever been this high.  The 3 of us had canoed this stretch ...
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  • Redford, Texas

    Hike West Main Trail To Dome Trail To Fresno Divide

    8.2 mi / 725 ft gain
    West Main Trail to Dome Trail To Fresno Divide is a 8.2 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near Redford, TX.
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