Big Bend set for temporary closures


BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas – Starting on February 1st, the National Park Service will temporarily close off sections in the Chisos Mountains to protect nesting falcons.

The closed areas will remain in affect till May 31st. The areas include a portion of the East Rim Trail from the southern junction of the Boot Canyon Trail to north Campsite ER-4. Also, East Rim Campsites ER-4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Technical rock climbing on rock faces will not be allowed between February 1st through July 15th.

The National Park Service is not expect to close any other areas at this time.

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