There are many miles of trails and paths in the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. We will customize the trip to your desires of easy walking to challenging hikes. Listed below are some of our favorite trails, but we will be glad to guide you on many other trails.
Basic Itinerary for a Day Hike
9:00 a.m. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 118 and Hwy 170
9:30 a.m. Arrive at trail head
12:00 p.m. Enjoy lunch at a scenic overlook
3:00-5:00 p.m. Finish hike and return to Terlingua, TX
Lost Mine Trail
This classic Big Bend hike is 4.8 miles round trip and gains 1300' in elevation to the top of Lost Mine peak in the Chisos Mountains. This trail offers outstanding views while meandering though oak, juniper, and pinyon pine forests.
South Rim and Laguna Meadows
This trail climbs steadily with amazing views of the Chisos Basin and the Window until it reaches the grassy flats of Laguna Meadows. Return back or continue on to the South Rim. From the rim enjoy impressive views into Mexico. This 7-13 mile hike is rated as challenging due to 1,600 foot elevation gain.
This trail passes an old general store and motor court dating back to the 1910’s when J.O Langford homesteaded this land. Several pictographs and petroglyphs line the rock cliff walls beyond the homestead. This is a 6 mile hike rated as moderate, due to little shade and uneven terrain.
A great way to truly immerse yourself in the wild landscapes of the Big Bend is to travel by foot. Get off the grid and into the wild on an overnight backpacking trip.
There are several famous backpacking loops in the Big Bend: South Rim, Rancherias Loop, Mesa de Anguilla, and the Outer Mountain Loop. Numerous other options are imaginable.
Custom trips to suit your specific desires and physical conditions. We will supply all the gear needed, including food.