Alerts & Conditions


What Places/Roads are Closed Today?

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  • Heavy rains Saturday night have resulted in flooding and washouts along dirt roads.
    • Old Maverick Road, Hot Springs Road, Black Gap Road, and all of River Road are CLOSED until further notice.
    • Road between Castolon and Santa Elena Canyon is CLOSED until further notice
      • No road access to Santa Elena Canyon Trail at this time
  • The Old Ore Road is in unmaintained condition.
  • Travel on primitive dirt roads REQUIRES High Clearance AND true Four-Wheel Drive. These roads are NOT passable to passenger cars, minivans, motorhomes, and tiny crossover SUVs.

Hiking Trails

  • The Tuff Canyon Overlooks and Trail are CLOSED due to a rockfall and potentially unstable slopes. It will remain closed until it is carefully evaluated for safety.
  • Santa Elena Canyon Trail:
    Closed until further notice
  • Depending upon recent rainfall, Terlingua Creek may be dry sand, thick mud, or flowing water. Carefully assess conditions and your abilities before attempting to cross. Follow trail signs for the correct crossing location. Crossing at other locations up the creek is dangerous, damages vegetation, and causes erosion. If water levels are too high, do NOT attempt to cross.

Helpful Information

Last updated: June 1, 2023

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PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129



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