Geological / Paleontological Points of interest

Pride of Big Bend

Like most National Park Service units, Big Bend National Park is especially proud of its resources that are superlative—the biggest, the best, the most, the oldest, the first.  You may already know that Big Bend NP has more

Fossils in the Wild

Big Bend National Park contains a rich array of geological diversity.  The rugged volcanic cliffs of the Chisos Mountains and the colorful desert of Tornillo Flats provide scenic beauty, while the fossils found throughout the

3 Places to see the K-Pg

65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous Period, the dinosaurs went extinct. The Paleogene Period (65-23 million years ago) follows this huge extinction with the age of mammals. Big Bend National Park is one of the

Geology Waysides

Here at Big Bend National Park, there are many informational road waysides along the park roads describing anything from climate and environments to pioneer ranches and farms. In addition to the trail waysides at the Fossil