Where is Big Bend National Park, Texas - Location Map, Travel Info, Facts

Big Bend National Park is located in southwestern Texas, along the Texas-Mexico border. This national park offers hiking, camping, birding, rafting and more.

Big Bend National Park Location Map, Texas

Where is Big Bend National Park Located?

Big Bend National Park is in southwest Texas and includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. Big Bend officially became a national park on June 12, 1944.

Big Bend National Park Facts & Information:

LocationChihuahuan Desert, Texas, United States
Nearest cityAlpine
Coordinates29°15′0″N 103°15′0″WCoordinates: 29°15′0″N 103°15′0″W
Area801,163 acres (3,242.19 km2)[1]
EstablishedJune 12, 1935
Visitors463,832 (in 2019)[2]
Websitehttps://www.nps.gov/bibe/
AirportMidland/Odessa
Best time to visit Big Bend National ParkThe spring or the fall
Closest CityTerlingua, Alpine

Best Thing to Do in Big Bend National Park

Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Hiking Santa Elena Canyon, Santa Elena Canyon overlook, Tuff Canyon, Burro Mesa, see the Mule Ears, sotol vista overlook, Hike the Window Trail, Hike the Lost Mine Trail, Hike the Chisos Basin Loop, Emory Peak, the Highest Point In Big Bend, Hike the South Rim Trail, Rio Grande Hot Springs, Visit Boquillas Del Carmen, Rio Grande Village Nature Trail, Boquillas Canyon Overlook, Hike the Boquillas Canyon Trail, Rio Grande Overlook, Ernst Tinaja, Fossil Discovery Exhibit, Hike To Balanced Rock, Go On A Rio Grande Canoe Trip, Go Star Gazing, Terlingua Ghost Town, Visit Big Bend Ranch State Park, Hike the Ernst Tinaja Trail, Enjoy the view from Emory Peak, Hike the South Rim Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Hike Santa Elena Canyon, Hike to Balanced Rock, the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Go star gazing, Soak in the Rio Grande Hot Springs.