Big Bend National Park is a U.S. national park located in West Texas, bordering Mexico. The park encompasses the Chisos Mountains, the southernmost mountain range in the continental United States; the northernmost tip of the Sierra Madre Oriental range, which extends south through Mexico; and a large portion of the Chihuahuan Desert. Big Bend National Park protects more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.
The park is named for the Bend of the Rio Grande, which forms a sharp curve around the Chisos Mountains. The Rio Grande is one of the few rivers in the world that borders two countries (the United States and Mexico) without flowing through any major cities.
The park was first established as Big Bend National Park on June 12, 1944. Big Bend National Park covers an area of 801,163 acres (1,252.3 sq mi; 3,242.5 km2), making it the 15th largest national park in the United States.
Photos of Big Bend National Park
The view from the heights at (Unsplash.com)
Santa Elena Canyon (Unsplash.com)
Beatiful view of desert, mountains and sky (Unsplash.com)
Road to campsite in Big Bend (Unsplash.com)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Big Bend National Park
What to do in Big Bend National Park?
Big Bend National Park is well known for its diverse landscapes, which include mountains, canyons, desert, and river environments. Some of the most popular activities in the park include hiking, backpacking, camping, bird watching, and stargazing.
Where is this park located?
Big Bend National Park is located in southwest Texas, near the Mexico border.
Is Big Bend National Park safe?
There is no definitive answer to this question as safety conditions can change at any time. However, generally speaking, Big Bend National Park is considered to be a safe place to visit.
Are dogs allowed in the park?
Big Bend National Park does not allow dogs on any of its trails or in any of its backcountry areas. However, dogs are allowed in the developed campgrounds, picnic areas, and on roads.