Wonders in the Wilds of West Texas
The Big Bend Region—Brewster County, Texas—is a place where wide open rangeland and Chihuahuan Desert meet the majestic geology of Big Bend National Park. It’s an area of uncommon beauty, spacious skies, and welcoming communities. And it’s laced by excellent rural roads that transport visitors deep into an enchanting landscape. All you need to do is turn on the app and drive. As you approach the landmarks and scenic wonders, Just Ahead tells you exactly what you’re seeing.
Sample a few of the 200+ stories that play automatically as you drive through the Big Bend Region:
VISIT DELIGHTFUL GATEWAY COMMUNITIES
Just Ahead guides you to the Big Bend Region’s friendly towns, which offer historic sites and all the services you need:
Marathon • Terlingua • Study Butte • Lajitas • Alpine
SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK
We guide you all through the 800,000-acre park—to its jaw-dropping vistas, geological wonders, and superb hiking trails:
Chisos Basin • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive • Santa Elena Canyon • Castolon Historic District • Boquillas Canyon • Rio Grande Village • Boquillas Crossing • Balanced Rock • Lost Mine Trail • Hot Springs Historic District • Sam Nail Ranch • Mule Ears • Tuff Canyon • Dagger Flat • Fossil Bone Exhibit • Double Mills • Dugout Wells
LEARN THE HISTORY
The Big Bend Region is rich with echoes of the past. With Just Ahead, you’ll learn about:
Early Human History • Spanish Entradas • Echols Camel Expedition • How the Railroad Changed Everything • The Apache and Comanche • Mercury Mining • Founding of Big Bend National Park • Wax Production • Life on the Border
GET BEHIND THE SCENERY
As you drive, we keep you entertained and informed with stories about the landforms you’re seeing, and give you background about the region:
Geology • Wildlife: Coyotes, Peccaries, Bear, Mountain Lions, Snakes • Big Bend’s Amazing Bird Life (450 Species!) • Dark Skies and Starry Nights • Prehistory and Fossil Finds • Volcanic Activity
GET OUT AND EXPLORE
We point out the best places to hike, camp, and explore—and direct you to outfitters who can take you:
ATV and Jeep Touring • Floating the Rio Grande • Mountain Biking • Birding • Horseback Touring • Hiking
You’ll experience the Big Bend Region in a way you never could on your own—and there’s no need to take your eyes off the scenery to thumb through maps and guidebooks.
It’s like having a friendly tour guide along for the ride!