Big Bend Hiking & Camping Adventure

Big Bend Hiking & Camping Adventure

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$300.00

Discover wild and beautiful Big Bend National Park on this guided hiking and camping adventure. Spend your days exploring the wild desert landscape, hiking to iconic points of interest, soaking in hot springs, and have the opportunity to summit the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains. 

ADVENTURE #: itemMatrix-5264
DURATION: 5 Days
DISCOUNT: 31%

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ADVENTURE DETAILS

START: Terlingua, Tx
FINISH: Terlingua, Tx
DIFFICULTY:
Budget Friendly Outdoor Accommodations High Fitness Level Couples Family Friendly

Your Big Bend Hiking Adventure begins with an overnight stay in the historic ghost town of Terlingua, where pioneers and dreamers swap stories on one of the most famous front porches in all of Texas.  The next morning, you cross into Big Bend National Park.  Here, your days will be spent exploring the wild desert landscape with your guides.  You will hike to iconic points of interest, soak in hot springs, and have the opportunity to summit the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains. You have the unique opportunity to cross the Rio Grande for lunch in a small Mexican town (bring your passport!) Big Bend National Park is far removed from anywhere, and its status as an internationally recognized Dark Sky Park is well deserved.  Each evening at camp, you get to relax with a Texas-style home cooked meal and share stories around the fire with your hiking companions.  Once the sun sets, the heavens steal the show!  One thing’s for sure – Big Bend will make a Big impact on you, and you’ll always dream of coming back to this unique place.

What's Included
  • 3 nights camping in Big Bend National Park
  • Hotel accommodations for one night in Terlingua, TX
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary, plus an assortment of trail snacks
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tents (3-person, 3-season Marmot tents)
  • Camp Kitchen/Group Cooking Gear
  • Guided Day-hikes and Activities
  • Permits and Guide fees
What's Not Included
  • Transportation (Note: 4WD vehicle is required in some areas of Big Bend)
  • National Park Entrance Fee ($15/vehicle, good for one week)
  • Additional Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages or other beverages that you may choose to bring
  • Personal Gear and Clothing
  • Gratuities

ACTIVITIES:

Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Hot Springs, Swimming

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Big Bend National Park
Meet your Backwoods Adventures hosts in Terlingua, TX between 3pm and 5pm. Get checked into your hotel and relax or explore the cool vibe of this ghost town. Meet the rest of the group for a welcome dinner and orientation at a local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel in Terlingua Ghost Town. (Meals Included: D)
Day 2 - Hike to "The Window"
After a quick breakfast at a local coffee shop, enjoy some sightseeing as we make our way into Big Bend National Park. We will stop at the Rangers Station for an educational presentation. After we set up camp and have dinner, take a 2.5 mile hike to “The Window”, an iconic viewpoint within the park. Then, take a secret cut-off trail to a place where the sunset is in full view. Hike back to camp by the light of the (almost) full moon. (Meals Included: B, L, D)
Day 3 - Emory Peak Hike
Spend the day summiting Emory Peak, the highest point in Big Bend. The 10.5 mile round-trip hike is non-technical, but moderately difficult and requires some scrambling near the summit. From the top of Emory peak, enjoy a 360 degree view of the Park and gaze over the border into Mexico. Then, you’ll hike back to camp for the evening. Have dinner and relax at camp before turning in for the night. (Meals Included: B, L, D)
Day 1 - Rio Grande & Ernst Tinaja
Today, we’ll take a day trip to the Rio Grande. We’ll visit Langford Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in the morning. If weather and road conditions cooperate, we’ll take an afternoon hike to Ernst Tinaja, a water-eroded canyon filled with shallow pools that animals depend on in this desert landscape. You’ll also have the option to cross the border into Mexico (with a valid passport). Dinner is at the lodge tonight (Meals Included: B, L, D)
Day 1 - Break Camp & Departure
Wake up and break down camp, enjoy a farewell breakfast at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, then depart. (Meals Included: B)

Note: Itinerary is subject to change depending on permit availability, weather, trail and course conditions, travel, health and well-being of the trip participants, and interests of the group.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Meals

Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Terlingua. At camp, your guides will prepare your meals for you. We will also enjoy a couple of meals at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, which is near our campsite. Traditional trail snacks are provided, but you are welcome to bring some of your favorite snacks if you prefer. We know that well-fed hikers are happy hikers and we aim to please! Special dietary considerations can usually be accommodated with at least 30 days advance notice.

Accommodations

We stay at a historic hotel in Terlingua Ghost Town the first night. The next 3 nights will be spent sleeping under the stars in roomy, 3-person tents (provided).

Health

Some of the activities that you may choose to participate in while in Big Bend are strenuous. They should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself.

GEAR CHECKLIST

Clothing
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking Pants
  • T-shirts (avoid cotton)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long underwear top and bottom
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Fleece pants
  • Down or synthetic “puffy” jacket
  • Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants
  • Underwear
  • Casual clothing for travel and around camp
  • Sleep Wear
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Ski hat
  • Gloves
Footwear
  • Hiking shoes/boots – supportive and already broken in
  • Shoes for around camp
  • Sandals for Shower and Hot Springs
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Hiking socks (avoid cotton)
  • Sock liners (optional)
  • Camp socks
Gear
  • Day Pack (15-30L) with rain cover
  • Sleeping Bag (rated 0-20 degrees)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Pillow
  • Water bottles (2-3) and/or a Hydration reservoir (2-3 liters)
  • Bowl, cups, spoon and fork
  • Matches or lighter
  • Trekking poles
  • Small multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera, film, tripod (optional)
  • Extra batteries for headlamp, camera, other electronics
  • Bandanas or Buff
  • Quick-Dry Towel
  • Binoculars (optional)
Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and/or shampoo
  • Handi-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Sun block and lip balm
Other
  • Current Passport (if you want to have lunch in Mexico)
  • Book notebook, journal, pencil or pen
  • Personal first-aid kit and medication
  • Trail snacks (optional, plenty of snacks will be provided)
  • Several Ziploc plastic bags for trash

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