Each mode of travel gives visitors incomparable views of this lightly visited national park, and there’s something for everyone. Besides hiking, horseback riding, and jeep touring, here are other ways to appreciate the immensity and remoteness of the land.
Biking. Well-conditioned mountain bikers tackle trails on wheels rather than on foot, but be aware that rocky and often hilly terrain can make covering the trails a good day’s work--whether you use pedal power or rev up a motorcycle. The park publishes two road guides, one to paved and improved dirt roads and one for backcountry dirt roads, challenging paths which lead bikers to views of Big Bend that most visitors never see.
No matter how you travel through the park, you’ll enjoy experiencing its unique character, varied topography, and three ecosystems (mountains, river, desert). Evening skies are filled with spectacular shades of purple, blue, and gold--and millions of stars after dark that are clearly visible with no city lights to dim the view.