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Big Bend Glamping Guide

Glamping is defined by Oxford Languages as “a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.” The spectrum of glamping options available in the Big Bend Region of Texas range from comfy & country to a little funky to ultra-luxe. Check out these great options for glamping in […]

Photos: Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock is located between Marfa and Presidio, Texas, just south of the entrance to Cibolo Creek Ranch and a few miles north of Shafter.

Photos: Boquillas Canyon Trail in Big Bend National Park

The Boquillas Canyon Trail is a great way to enjoy one of the three major canyons located in Big Bend National Park. A walk along the Rio Grande leads to the entrance of a magnificent limestone gorge that splits the Sierra del Carmen Mountains. Along the way, look for ancient fossils that existed when this […]

Shop Spotlight: Moonlight Gemstones Rock Shop in Marfa

Moonlight Gemstones in Marfa, Texas is a custom lapidary and silversmith specializing in Marfa black plume and bouquet agates. The shop also features West Texas agates and worldwide mineral specimens. The silversmith also specializes in custom hand-crafted silver jewelry. Moonlight Gemstones is located at 1001 W San Antonio St., Marfa, TX 79843. Call (432) 729-4526.

Rangers’ commute at Big Bend Ranch can require rebuilding roads

During the Big Bend’s rainy season, from mid-June to October, flash floods can render Big Bend Ranch’s roads impassable. Last summer, I almost “had to” spend an extra day in the park interior. A couple of arroyos flashed and after the flash flood ended, the road was still impassible (even by the rangers’ F250 4x4s). […]

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