In and Around Big Bend National Park
- Camp out along the Rio Grande.
- Climb the Lost Mine Trail in the Chisos Mountains.
- Hike the Tuff Canyon and the Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff.
- Pay your respects to Terlingua.
Then, what is the closest airport to the Big Bend National Park?
The closest commercial airport to Big Bend National Park is Midland/Odessa, 160 mi. from Marathon, 200 mi. from Big Bend N.P. east entrance and 240 mi. from Park Headquarters. As of June 1, Southwest offers six non-stops daily to Midland from Dallas, two from Houston, one each from Austin and Albuquerque.
What city is the Big Bend National Park in?
Big Bend National Park
Are there bears in Big Bend National Park?
Researchers do not know exactly why the bears returned, but it is due in part to the preservation and restoration of habitat in the park. In the early 1900s, black bears (Ursus americanus) were common in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Still, bears were extremely rare in the park.