Big Bend National Park is an 800,000-acre geological masterpiece graced with hidden vistas, shadowy canyons, stunning mountains, and an incredible range of animal species. Located in one of the most remote areas of Texas, it’s perfect for a peaceful getaway.
How To Get There
One of the best parts about a trip here is the drive—there’s nothing like watching the Texas landscape go by while driving along a scenic road. Big Bend is an extremely remote area, so if you want to avoid frustration and wasting money, it’s important to plan your route before you leave. One of the fastest ways to get there is to take I-10 through to San Antonio to Fort Stockton, then go south to the park. Make sure to pack snacks and have good playlists ready. Arcade Fire and Brandon Flowers tend to make road trips fly by.
If the nine-hour drive doesn’t sound appealing, there’s now a second travel option. Non-stop flights from Houston to Big Bend began on February 25. Resort Air Services will fly out of Hobby Airport and land at Lajitas International Airport, which is about 120 miles from Marfa. Round-trip tickets are $400 for adults and $99 for children and run Wednesdays and Saturdays, with return flights on Fridays.