Please note that this event is now full and reservations are closed.
Big Bend National Park turns 75 in 2019, and Texas Highways is geared up to celebrate this larger-than-life Lone Star treasure with 50 of its readers for a weekend of guided hikes, photography tips, a night sky party and more. You handle the lodging; Texas Highways handles the rest.
In cooperation with Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Conservancy, Texas Highways has created a special ranger-led itinerary that will bring you closer to the park. From September 20-22, we will explore the best the park has to offer through the lens and on the trail.
Photography hikes will feature award-winning, West Texas-based photographer E. Dan Klepper. A regular contributor to Texas Highways, E. Dan will share tips and tricks to improve your photography skills.
- Sunset dinner provided at the Basin at a private site with brilliant views of The Window.
- Breakfast at Chisos Mountain Lodge restaurant
- Guided hike to the Window Trail.
- Divided into two groups – Chisos Basin with photographer E. Dan Klepper and Grapevine Hills with an NPS ranger
- Ranger discussion at Chisos Visitor Center
- Happy Hour appetizers on the Chisos Mountain Lodge patio
- Night Sky Party at Panther Junction Visitor Center
- Telescopes will be provided – bring a flashlight and chair.
- Night sky photography tips will be shared.
- Sunrise desert hike experience at Sotol Vista.
- Divided into two groups – Mule Ears Spring with E. Dan Klepper and Upper Burro Mesa Pouroff with an NPS ranger
RSVP and Lodging
Spots on this rare weekend event are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 50 registrants.
While guests are responsible for their own expenses, the park has set aside a limited block of rooms at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, as well as a group campground in the Basin set aside for this special weekend.
Questions? Email Big Bend Conservancy Executive Director Courtney Lyons-Garcia.