Upcoming Events:
The Big Bend Ultra
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Start/Finish Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Lajitas, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas

The Big Bend 50 is a competitive trail run open to novice and professional athletes alike. The Big Bend Ultra offers chip-timed 10K, 30K and 50K marked distances for runners who want to take on the trails through BBRSP’s challenging topography and inspiring landscape. The event is usually held over Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend in January and benefits Compadres del Rancho Grande, the official friends group for Big Bend Ranch State Park. Aid stations are distributed at 5-mile distances throughout the course. Proceeds from the Ultra supports programs and projects in the parks ranging from interpretive publications, engaging programs and park infrastructure improvements. Event Registration:


Wildlife Viewing Blind

2018 Wildlife Watering & Viewing Feature Volunteer Weekend
January 26-28, 2018
Location: Big Bend Ranch State Park Sauceda Headquarters

A fun filled weekend helping transform the abandoned Papalote Escondido site into Big Bend Ranch State Park’s newest Wildlife Watering and Viewing Feature!

Please RSVP by January 15, 2018
(Limited Bunkhouse spaces available)


River Clean Up: At least one weekend each year, Compadres del Rancho
Grande and friends remove all species of trash from tributaries, roadways
and riverbanks to prevent pollution in the Rio Grande. If the river is up
and flowing (100 cubic feet per second or more) we accomplish the mission
by raft, canoe or other watercraft. If not, we get creative. Check back
for upcoming dates & information!

For information about trail work in Big Bend Ranch State Park follow our
friends at the Big Bend Trails Alliance BBTA Facebook page:

For more information about these events and to RSVP, contact Leslie Hopper 432-386-6929 for details. Also, you can follow Compadres del Rancho Grande’s Facebook Page to find out about current and upcoming activities in the park.

2011 Upper Rincon Loop Trail Work Crew

2011 Upper Rincon Loop Trail Work Crew takes a break. Photo by Jeff Renfrow.