The Big Bend Guide

A Visitors Guide for the Big Bend Region

By Adam D. Brower


Pictured: Ten Bits Ranch

What to do in Big Bend National Park?

Although the goal of this guide is to help you discover the best hikes and things to do inside and outside the park, I have to first talk about respect for the park and area. Big Bend is a very fragile environment. I see it getting busier each year. Some folks balk at this, but it is in-fact part of the National Park Services. The Big Bend is a world wonder that all should witness at least once. But you have to be respectful. Respect others, respect the park rules, us common sense. Stay on  designated trails, leave no trace, leave wildlife alone. 

Here, you’ll find suggested itineraries to help you plan your visit as well as recommended lodging, hotels, motels, campsites and more. Let me guide you to some of the best the region has to offer. This website is an end-to-end journey of the entire region, so I suggest you click around a bit. To get a nice quick overview of the hikes and trails, start scrolling down.

-Adam D. Brower
           Conserve, Respect & Awareness

Not-for-profit site to promote awareness and respect
of this fragile environment and communities.

You are a guest, leave no trace.

According to Indian legend, when the Great Creator made the Earth and had finished placing the stars in the sky, the birds in the air, and the fish in the sea, there was a large pile of rejected stony material left over. He threw this material into one heap and made the Big Bend.

Ross A. Maxwell

First Superintendent of Big Bend National Park