Rediscover The Simple Pleasures in Big Bend, TX

Named for a deep sweep in the Rio Grande River that divides the United States and Mexico, the Big Bend region of West Texas is a land of striking beauty. The Big Bend region consists of five distinct communities including Marathon, Lajitas, Study Butte, Terlingua and the Big Bend National Park — each with their own unique West Texas flavor.

Far from any major city, the Big Bend is one of the world’s last frontiers, an untouched corner of the American West. With a population density of less than one person per square mile, the Big Bend is an ideal place to rediscover the simple pleasures of silence, solitude and open space.

The major point of interest in the Big Bend region is Big Bend National Park, which preserves more than 1,100 square miles of rugged desert, the three massive canyons of the Rio Grande and the entire Chisos Mountain range. It is a land of superlatives: Big Bend National Park has more species of birds, plants, cactus, butterflies, bats and reptiles than any other US National Park.

People visit Big Bend to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, river trips, horseback riding, mountain biking, birding and photography. Big Bend is also one of the most popular destinations for motorcycles anywhere in Texas with miles and miles of open roads and little traffic.

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