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Spring Vacation in Texas

A beautiful spring day leads a path into the wild of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, TX.

You may be wondering, when is the best time to visit Big Bend National Park? Well, spring is certainly up there. It’s never certain at this time of year what type of weather you can expect; snow-filled fun or days of sunshine—that’s part of the adventure. Whatever the weather, we know you’ll love it up here in Big Bend and we’re about to tell you why!


For those looking for a bit of adventure, you couldn’t pick a better place. Big Bend National Park is an outdoor lover’s paradise and there are plenty of experiences here for even the hardiest of adventurers.

There are a number of stunning hiking trails in the area ranging from easy to difficult. Some of the easier trails are even wheelchair accessible! But for those looking for a bit more of a challenge, the near 17 mile Chisos Mountain Loop is the perfect way to begin. This challenging circuit includes rolling hills, forest paths, strenuous ups, and downs but the stunning vistas are worth it—trust us! Another extreme adventurer choice could be unguided river trips, which is something Far Flung Outdoor Center has been working on for a while now, and we would be here to assist you with. Unguided river trips down the Rio Grande are the ultimate outdoor adventure. Contact us if this is something you are looking to do!


Coming to Big Bend National Park with kids is an opportunity to bond as a family and create some amazing memories together. There are so many wonderful things for families to do here for your family spring break in Texas and our first recommendation is a fun day out on the river! There’s something for everyone on our guided river trips from half-day floats to 2-day family adventures, the Rio Grande is the perfect location to spend time with each other out in the wilderness!
Where to stay can sometimes be an issue but we’ve got you covered. Our cozy casitas can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests and we offer discounts and even freebies depending on ages. Furnished with queen-size beds, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs, and a refreshing swimming pool to cool off after a day out in the desert, it’s a wonderful location for you and your family to relax and rest after a day of exploring.


Don’t discount a romantic vacation to Big Bend, it’s the ideal location to unwind together and enjoy the outdoors. For something special, book our overnight float trip and cruise down the Rio Grande and take in the spectacular scenery that surrounds you. By night, camp by the river with the sound of the water rushing by you with a sky blanketed with bright, unobstructed stars. And when you’re feeling in the mood for a bit of pampering, head out to the famous Big Bend hot springs for a soak in the natural geothermal pools. Note: please keep an eye out for opening times here on the National Park Service website.


And no, we don’t mean from jail! Big Bend is a perfect place to come and switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We have talked previously about how to find solitude in Big Bend, but we can never stress it enough—spending time in nature and reconnecting with yourself is so important. Rent a cozy lodge, switch off your electronics, and enjoy the peace and serenity that comes naturally with the Big Bend aura.

Spring is a wonderful time here in Big Bend and we’re looking forward to welcoming you. Big Bend is one of the best national parks near Houston and a perfect way to spend your vacation at any time of year. If you’re looking for any further advice on options in Big Bend National Park, then get in contact with us or just send me an email at

 – Greg