Big Bend Guides

Guidebooks to the Big Bend regions activities, places, plants and animals.



Photographing Big Bend National Park

Photographing Big Bend National Park

By Clark, Kathy Adams
Price: $19.95


With its combination of desert and mountain landscapes, the dramatic canyons of the Rio Grande, ancient pictographs, and remnants of pioneer ranch...more info

Upper Canyons of the Rio Grande

Upper Canyons of the Rio Grande

By Aulbacj, Louis F. and Gorski, Linda C.
Price: $19.95


A comprehensive river guide to the Rio Grande from Presidio, through Colorado Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend...more info

A Field Guide to Birds of the Big Bend

A Field Guide to Birds of the Big Bend

By Wauer, Roland
Price: $18.95


Big Bend has the widest variety of birds in any of North America’s national parks and, due to its location on migratory routes and three distinct...more info

Trails Illustrated Big Bend National Park Map

Trails Illustrated Big Bend National Park Map

By National Geographic
Price: $11.95


More than just a map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic maps are designed to take you into the wilderness and back. Printed on...more info

Hiker's Guide to Trails of Big Bend National Park

Hiker's Guide to Trails of Big Bend National Park

By Park Staff
Price: $3.95


A major revision of the classic Hiker's Guide , the 2012 edition is filled with full-color photographs and is now a large format 8.5" x 11" for...more info

Road Guide to Backcountry Roads of Big Bend National Park

Road Guide to Backcountry Roads of Big Bend National Park

By Park Staff
Price: $3.95


Thoroughly revised mile by mile, this new edition of the Road Guide to Backcountry Roads of Big Bend National Park now includes GPS coordinates as...more info

River Guide to the Rio Grande: Colorado Canyon - Santa Elena

River Guide to the Rio Grande: Colorado Canyon - Santa Elena

By Park Staff
Price: $3.00


This booklet covers the river from the farthest up-river put-in for Colorado Canyon (Tapado Canyon) through the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon. Photos,...more info

Road Guide to Paved & Improved Dirt Roads of Big Bend

Road Guide to Paved & Improved Dirt Roads of Big Bend

By Park Staff
Price: $1.95


This booklet describes points of interest visible from all paved and improved dirt roads in the park. Black and white photographs. 1991 Big Bend...more info

Chisos Mountains Trails Map

Chisos Mountains Trails Map

By Park Staff
Price: $1.39


This item is a folded, topographic map that includes all trails in the Chisos Mountains: Lost Mine, Pinnacles, South Rim, Emory Peak, Colima, Blue...more info

River Guide to the Rio Grand: General Information

River Guide to the Rio Grand: General Information

By Park Staff
Price: $1.00


This booklet contains river use regulations, equipment needs, and helpful hints for a successful river trip. 1992 Big Bend Natural History...more info


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