Big Bend National Park is located in South West Texas on the Mexico border. It is one of the most remote National Parks anywhere in the USA with the nearest major airport is El Paso which is almost 30o miles away or Midland which is almost 200 miles away. Hence if you go to Big Bend you are going to see a lot of Texas on your way to the park. It’s named for the vast curve of the Rio Grande River which marks part of the park’s southern boundary.
Big Bend has over 1 million acres of land and its beautiful and remote mountainous and desert terrain makes it ideal for anyone interested in climbing, hiking, horse trekking or who simply want to get away from it all.
Big Bend has been designated a dark-sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association. This means the park has virtually no light pollution of a night and is considered by the National Park Service to have the darkest nighttime skies on mainland USA. As a result, it is one of the best locations for amateur astronomers to see stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way on a clear night