The largest protected area of the Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National
Park is a remote land of surprising beauty and remarkable biodiversity.
Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land
management agencies, National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Big
Bend National Park provides an unparalleled tool for exploring this
unique region. This map offers unmatched detail of the entire park
including such key areas of interest as Black Gap Wildlife Management
Area, Sierra del Carmen, Sierra del Caballo Muerto, and portions of Big
Bend Ranch State Park. The print map features detail of the Chisos
Mountains, Rio Grande Village, and Burro Mesa.
primitive trails are clearly marked and the Chisos Mountains detail
provides mileages between intersections. Road types are differentiated,
so you know if the route you choose is a paved, dirt, four-wheel-drive,
or high-clearance road. River mileage on the Rio Grande is noted as
well, for those exploring by boat. The map base includes contour lines
and elevations for summits. Helpful information about backcountry use,
regulations, wildlife, and safety tips combined with a chart showing the
location of designated backcountry campsites will prove invaluable in
your exploration of the park. Other recreation features noted are
campgrounds, picnic areas, points of interest, scenic viewpoints,
interpretive trails, and lodging.
Every Trails Illustrated map
is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A
full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
Other features found on this map include: Big
Bend, Boquillas Canyon, Chalk Mountains, Chilicotal Mountain, Chisos
Mountains, Christmas Mountains, Dagger Mountain, Emory Peak, Ernst
Valley, Mesa de Anguila, Rosillos Mountains, Sierra del Carmen, Stairway
Mountain, Sue Peaks, Terlingua Creek.
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