Continental offers connecting service from BWI Marshall to Midland, Tex., with fares starting at $427 round trip. Big Bend National Park is about 245 miles away.
Lajitas Golf and Spa Resort
Rustic-elegant resort with restaurant, bar, movie house, shops and more. Near park entrance. Also offers river trips, horseback riding, skeet shooting and other adventures. Rates from $169.
Ten Bits Ranch
North County Road, Terlingua
Four cabins with Old West town theme. Runs on solar power (no TV or A/C). Offers hikes and SUV tours (the owner is a park paleontologist). Rates from $159, including breakfast.
631 Ivey Rd., Terlingua
Raucous bar-restaurant with live music. Next to Terlingua Trading Co., resting place of former Lajitas mayor Clay Henry. Serves steaks, tacos, chicken-fried antelope, etc. Entrees from $14.95.
23222 FM 170, Terlingua
Subterranean restaurant serving barbecue, grilled meats and a wide selection of sides and sauces. Live music. Entrees from $10.
Far Flung Outdoor Center
23310 FM 170, Terlingua
Variety of adventure trips (raft, canoe, ATV, Jeep) in and around Big Bend and on the Rio Grande. Half-day river tour $69, overnight $325. Meals and equipment included; add $20 for tent and sleeping bag.
Big Bend National Park
Hike or bike in the West Texas desert and mountains or float down the Rio Grande year-round — though beware of summer heat. Free daily ranger-led programs. Entry fee: $20 per car including passengers; $10 per individual.