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Big Bend National Park Trails

Big Bend National Park: South Rim via Pinnacles

Hike across twisted, tortured landscape on this 11.2-mile overnighter through the High Chisos Mountains to the South Rim escarpment. Bring plenty of water; this is dry country.

Big Bend National Park: Outer Loop Trail

From the Chisos Mountains to the Chihuahuan Desert, this 3- or 4-day hike samples it all.

Big Bend National Park: Mesa de Anguila

A 24-miler in the the Big Bend’s remote west corner.

Big Bend National Park: Santa Elena Canyon

Paddle the Rio Grande through massive gorges on this exciting overnight. This 22-mile trip is easily done in 2 days.

Big Bend National Park: South Rim Loop

Explore one of the Lower 48′s last remaining wild corners on this 11.6-mile loop from the High Chisos Mountains to the South Rim escarpment.

Big Bend National Park: Blue Creek Canyon

Go from grasslands to mountains along a little-known creek in Big Bend National Park.

Big Bend National Park: Mesa de Anguila

Check out geologic sculptures and Rio Grande views in a secluded corner of Big Bend National Park.

Big Bend National Park: South Rim, Chisos Mountains

Stay cool on a high-elevation hike with long-distance desert views.

Big Bend National Park: Boot Canyon

A shaded Eden offers refreshing contrast to the searing desert.

Big Bend National Park: Ernst Tinaja

Explore Big Bend backcountry on this easy 1.2-mile round-trip through a water-worn canyon to a desert watering hole surrounded by towering layers of rock.

Big Bend National Park: Chisos Basin Trails

Combine 4 trails in the High Chisos on this challenging 8.6-mile loop that offers thigh-burning climbs, stunning views, and a vegetation transition with great wildlife viewing potential.

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