Strange creatures inhabit the Fossil Discovery Exhibit at Big Bend. Illustrated with impactful artworks, 130 million year old life forms are reanimated once more. You'll walk in the footsteps of these remarkable specimens, and explore a trail to see unique geological formations.
Cutting a pathway through miles of thousand-foot-high canyons, the Rio Grande snakes through some of the park's most spectacular sights. Along the way, you'll pass brightly colored buttes, mesas, and mountains on the Mexican border. Look out for the green flash of glittery kingfishers, turtles basking in the sunlight, and other riparian wildlife as you discover this spectacular slice of the Texas landscape.
If little legs inhibit extensive exploration of this vast paradise, there are over a hundred miles of paved roads in the park to transport you to its most scenic corners. Take the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive for instance. On this thirty-mile stretch, your family will be treated to scenic vistas from Mule Ears Overlook and Tuff Canyon. You'll be able to discover historic Sam Nail and Homer Wilson Ranches. The drive culminates in the majestic Santa Elena Canyon, whose limestone sides rocket 1,500 feet into the air over the rushing Rio Grande.