Greetings from Big Bend National Park

Big Bend was the very first National Park j was ever dragged to. At the time I did not understand why my father was so fascinated with places like this. Why should I care about this mountain range, or the plants littered along its base. Now I realize the importance of these special places. Traveling to National parks helped shape the person I am to day and inspired a love of the environment.

Sincerely,
Grace

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park features broad expanses of Chihuahuan Desert shrubland and grassland interspersed with smaller areas of high-elevation woodland in the Chisos Mountains. Rugged rocks and deep canyons along the Rio Grande are among the park's most striking features; wetlands and springs add to the park's biological diversity. Visitors can explore the rugged trails, seek out the colorful array of birds and wildflowers, and spread out on a blanket after dark enjoying some of the darkest night skies in the country.

State(s): Texas

Established: 1935

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