Points of Interest

Points of Interest

As one of the largest national parks in the United States, Big Bend offers a lot to explore during your visit from the vast desert to the flowing Rio Grande River to the majestic Chisos Mountains.

Filled of rich settler history of Big Bend National Park, Castolon Historic District was home to fertile farmland near the Rio Grande River. The community grew as the first store opened in 1901 to sell local produce to the mining community in Terlingua.

J.O. Langford headed to West Texas in the early 1900s. When he arrived in Big Bend, he discovered Cleofas Natividad and his family living on the land. There Langford stumbled upon the Hot Springs which were known by the locals as a healing place to restore your health. The Hot Springs became a tourist attraction soon after Langford settled in Big Bend.

Big Bend’s most scenic spot welcomes guests at the end of the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive or a short 1.4-mile hike

Go back 130 million geological years and learn more about the extensive fossil record of Big Bend.

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Located near Boquillas del Carmen and the Hot Springs, visitors can explore the endless miles of backcountry roads or access the Rio Grande River. Rio Grande Village is also known for its beautiful red and orange sunsets.

Cross the Rio Grande River and explore the small Mexican Village that shares the border of Big Bend National Park

If you have a valid U.S. passport, explore the short visit to a small Mexican Village of Boquillas del Carmen.

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