Big Bend National Park is 800,000 acres and contains habitats consisting of rivers, desert, and mountains. It encompasses the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert in the United States.
Although this park has a very remote location, it is well worth the effort to get there and visitors will be rewarded with stunning natural beauty.
People visit Big Bend to hike, camp, ride horses, float the river, ride bicycles and motorbikes, and to look for wildlife.
There are five river canyons which offer the opportunity to kayak, canoe, or raft on the Rio Grand with sections of the river that area ideal for all skill levels. There is also an outstanding scenic drive that skirts the western slopes of the Chisos Mountains climbing up to one the park’s most outstanding viewpoints at Sotol Vista.