Big Bend Ranch State Park is a stunning state park located in Marfa, Texas. This park boasts over 300 species of birds, miles and miles of trails, and even options to bring your horse and enjoy horseback riding. With over 311,000 acres of land, this park is located on the Rio Grande. Because of this you’ve got tons of activities to enjoy and a rich array of biodiversity.
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Big Bend Ranch State Park has many hiking trails available to walk, mountain bike, and horseback ride. Many trails offer very rough terrain and are better just for hiking.
According to the website, “two short trails near the Sauceda Ranger Station offer differing views of the park. The one-mile Ojito Adentro Trail crosses desert scrub into an oasis-like area with great wildlife viewing. The ¾-mile Cinco Tinajas Trail offers views into a deep canyon with a series of tinajas, or rock pools that hold water after rains.”
Take a step into the Wild West when you bring your horses and explore the park on horseback. Many sites in the park have pens for your horses or mules (which are also allowed).
If you want to take a day rafting trip, head over to the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo corridor and connect with a local tour guide. We suggest bringing a picnic and accessing the river along FM 170. Colorado Canyon includes Class II and III rapids. This section of the river is only dangerous during floods, according to the website.
You can arrange a raft trip through local providers.
If you’re looking for a park that offers impressive nature viewing opportunities, then this is the park. From exposed geology to tons of plants and animals, you’ll find yourself gazing back in time as you take in this stunning scenery.
Over 300 bird species call Big Bend Ranch their home. Because it is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, you’ll find a wide array of grasslands, desert scrub, canyons, and riparian woodlands and thickets. Bring your binoculars and a camera and keep an eye out for beautiful birds that you won’t see just anywhere.
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