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Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

This spring, an amateur fossil hunter prospecting around the North Sulphur River happened upon a skeleton emerging from a streambed 80 miles northeast of Dallas.

Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

A new trail at Big Bend National Park will take hikers on a 3-mile loop around Lone Mountain, a Texas-sized hill that bristles with scrub brush and cactus just north of the Panther Junction Visitor Center.

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of pressure—gifts, dinner reservations, grand gestures. Perhaps the most romantic thing of all is to eschew the holiday’s expectations and get out of town—with your honey, of course. These Texas resorts offer seclusion with a dash of luxury for a weekend of bonding and relaxation.

Big Bend Rafting Trips Combine Scenery, Food, and Live Music

Big Bend Rafting Trips Combine Scenery, Food, and Live Music

Amid the spectacular scenery of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, catered trips offer the chance to row, hike, relax, and listen to world-class live music under the stars

Big Bend Fossils Reveal New Dinosaur Species

Big Bend Fossils Reveal New Dinosaur Species

Recent research reveals that fossils found in Big Bend National Park 35 years ago belong to an entirely new species of duck-billed dinosaur.

In Big Bend National Park, Wildfire Burns Visitor Center and La Harmonia Store in Castolon

In Big Bend National Park, Wildfire Burns Visitor Center and La Harmonia Store in Castolon

A wildfire in Mexico jumped the Rio Grande River into Big Bend National Park and burned down a camp store set in a historic U.S. Army barracks in Castolon on Wednesday night, the national park reported. The fire started from unknown causes on Tuesday or Wednesday, sending a plume of smoke into the sky. Wednesday afternoon, when temperatures were over 100 degrees, heavy winds blew burning embers into the riverside mesquite forest in the national park.

Photographer Sean Fitzgerald on the Secrets of Capturing Big Bend’s Majesty

Photographer Sean Fitzgerald on the Secrets of Capturing Big Bend’s Majesty

Photographer Sean Fitzgerald shares Big Bend photography tips and a time-lapse video documenting his hike to shoot the Window pour-off

New Year’s in Texas: 5 Ways to Ring in 2019

New Year’s in Texas: 5 Ways to Ring in 2019

New Year’s Eve Float Trip in Big Bend
Big Bend National Park celebrates its 75th birthday in 2019—and you can toast our state’s greatest gift to the nation with a glass of bubbly on the Rio Grande.

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