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Getting Out Into the Big Bend After COVID-19

man with red backpack standing on ledge overlooking national park at sunset

In the past few months, people have had to stay inside more than ever before. COVID-19 has left its mark all across the US and throughout the world, and with more time on our hands than ever before, we’re all beginning to wonder what to do when this is over. I’ve been lucky enough at Far Flung to carry on enjoying the great outdoors from my own home, but many folks don’t have this luxury. So if you’re feeling stuck in your apartment or home, consider planning your post-pandemic adventure to Big Bend National Park. We promise that it will provide you with the escape and freedom that everyone is craving. Did you know that Big Bend is the most remote and least visited national park in the US?

Here’s a little bit of inspiration for what you can do when this is all over. If you’re after more information, feel free to send me an email at and I’ll be happy to help.



There will be nothing more satisfying when we are able to return to nature than being able to walk and walk and walk to your heart’s content. Hiking in Big Bend can provide you with treks from the Sunday strolls to the challenge climbs and everything in between. You’re guaranteed some stunning views as well as being able to gain back some of that fitness lost in isolation. Just imagine feeling the sweet sun and salty sweat on the back of your neck as you climb the Chisos Mountains. And regardless of when things return to normal, it’s always a great time to be in the Park. All seasons provide a unique and amazing experience, and even winters in Big Bend are particularly special!

River Trips

If you’re seeking a more relaxing experience in the outdoors, floating down the Rio Grande is sure to calm your waters. Let the river rush past you as your paddle past towering cliffs and brilliant nature, all under blue skies. For those looking for more of a challenge, take the paddle yourself, get your children to paddle for you (we’re sure they owe you), or even take on the river solo! And don’t worry if you work up a sweat because the cool waters below will refresh you in no time. Dive on in and swim with the fish — the perfect way to reconnect with nature.

Jeeps & ATVs

For those wanting to dig into the real depths of the park, then hopping in a jeep or an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is the way to go. This will get your further and more remote than any other option. By joining a guide you can discover the rich history scattered throughout the Big Bend, from dinosaurs and fossils to abandoned mines. There is always something new to uncover and learn about. Or take the wheel yourself and jump onto an ATV for the rush of the wind on your helmet and dust clouds left behind you, something for the thrill-seekers amongst us.


When the sunsets and the adventures have been had, there is nothing like getting cozy in one of our casitas and unwinding. Take a look up at the stars and be amazed by the millions of sparkling galaxies shining down. The lodging at Big Bend National Park is designed with the stars in mind and as a Dark Sky Park, there aren’t many other places in the world where the Milky Way is so clear and impressive. Inbetween stargazing, stop by the fire that we light up every night at dark o’clock and enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, or a beer or wine. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh air.


If you’re not already convinced to explore Big Bend National Park once this is all over then get in contact with us to find out more about our backyard or shoot me an email at We’re open year-round and are always looking to make every visit as special as possible.


– Greg