Big Bend National Park Outing: March 1-6, 2023

  • March 1-6, 2023
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Big Bend is an 8-10 hour drive from Fort Worth
  • Lodging of all types is limited; make reservations ASAP
Brewster County Texas

Photograph starry skies, desert vistas and early spring bluebonnets in the Big Bend region of Texas. This outing will include three photo opportunities with time determined by Photo Pills or similar app.

  • March 2: Sunrise at Santa Elena Canyon; photo above, by Roy O’Rear
  • March 3: Sunset at Sotol Vista Overlook
  • March 4: Morning views and lunch at Chisos Mountains Lodge area

Participants may otherwise explore photo locations, hiking and dining of their choosing.

The park is one of the most re-visited parks in the national parks system. Visitors are attracted by the vast skies, desert and mountain ecology and wildlife. The area has limited options for lodging, camping and RVs, so reservations must be made well in advance.

If you have not traveled to Big Bend or have not explored West Texas, you’ll need to research locations and activities. Please be aware that you should heed all warnings about distance, weather, road conditions and hydration. The desert is spectacular, but unforgiving.

Many club members are regular visitors to the 800,000 acre national park and their images from the area often win awards. Ask members for suggestions at a monthly club meeting; find more information: