Big Bend State Park Tour
Guided Backroad and Hiking Tours:
This all day tour begins at our office in Terlingua at 9:00 am. Your trip will begin with a tour of the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center for a guided tour through the museum.
After the tour you will return to the van to travel the River Road (El Camino del Rio) rated by National Geographic as being in the top ten in the nation for scenic beauty. While on River Road we will stop at the “Streets of Laredo” movie set and at “Big Hill” where scenes from the movie “Fandango” and “Up Hill All the Way” were staged.
After a short drive through the beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert, your next stop will be a short hike into the volcanically formed “Closed Canyon”, aptly named for its close walls and the unsalable drop-off that keeps you from descending to the river.
Back to the bus and off to the “HOODOO’s”, where you’ll view some unusual rock formations sculpted by wind and water. There will ample time to hike through the area as your guide prepares a deli style lunch for your enjoyment.
A short stop at the movie set “Crow Town” offering some geological wonders to photograph and marvel over is next on the agenda.
To round out your adventure, time permitting, the last stop will be at historic Fort Leaton for a guided tour and then it’s back to the camp site.
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TRIP: 9AM to 5PM
Our State Park Tour starts at our office at 6 pm where you will load into vans for a trip on the "River Road" to the movie set where hollywood filmed "Lonesome Dove"
Our next stop wil be for a short, easy hike into closed Canyon, formed by volcanic lava flow more than 35,000,000 years ago.
And then its's on to the mystical "Hoodoo's"! Here you will see what wind and water can do to the rock, shaping it into amazing top heavy pedestals that seem to defy gravity.
The spectacular vistas on the way back to the "Big Hill" grow more colorful as the sun begins to set. We will stop on the top of the "Big Hill" to watch the sunset and toast the magic of this beautiful country with chilled champagne and cheese cake. (Non-alcoholic champagne available for non drinkers and children.
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TRIP: 6PM to 9PM
The time of our sunset tours varies due to the time of year and daylight saving.
For prices see our price list.
If you enjoy your trip, gratuities for your guide are always appreciated.