Visiting Big Bend National Park (2024 Update)

The article will discuss all aspects of visiting Bend National Park, including:

  • Maps of Big Bend National Park
  • Big Bend Basics
  • Best Time to Visit Big Bend National Park
  • Nearby National Parks

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Map of Big Bend National Park

A detailed map of Big Bend National Park, including the Chisos Basin, Rio Grande Village, and various trails and campgrounds. The map highlights surrounding features like the Chihuahuan Desert and nearby mountain ranges.

Click on the Big Bend Map above to download the official brochure map. If you’d like a PDF copy of this Big Bend Map click here.

How Much Time Should I Spend Visiting Big Bend National Park?

If you have a couple of hours in Big Bend National Park, drive the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

If you have one day in Big Bend National Park, hike Lost Mine Trail or Windows Trail.

If you have two days in Big Bend National Park, hike to Balanced Rock and visit the Hot Springs.

If you have three or more days in Big Bend National Park, cross the Rio Grande River and visit Mexico.

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Big Bend National Park Basics

  • Region: Southwest
  • State: Texas
  • Park Size: 801,163 acres (1251.82 sq miles) (3242.19 sq km)
  • Location: Brewster County
  • Closest Cities: Alpine, Texas
  • Busy Season: October to May

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Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Big Bend National National Park?

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There are six official Stamps for Big Bend National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Big Bend National Park:

  • Big Bend NP
  • Castolon
  • Chisos Basin
  • Panther Junction
  • Persimmon Gap
  • Rio Grande Village

Bonus Stamps

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  • Junior Ranger

Big Bend National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Big Bend National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Castolon Visitor Center
  • Chisos Basin Visitor Center
  • Panther Junction Visitor Center
  • Persimmon Gap Visitor Center
  • Rio Grande Village Visitor Center

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