Tuesday morning sunrise; ground fog and colorful sky
Prickly pear cactus
Ross Maxwell Drive Early Morning Haze
Maverick badlands near the western entrance to Big Bend
Study butte tuff
Study Butte tuff
Along old Maverick Road
Outside the Park as you enter Study Butte, these volcanic tuff are on the right side of the road.
Santa Elena Canyon in the background
Along Old Maverick Road
Ocotilla with Santa Elena Canyon in the background
There was a constant haze in the park. That's Santa Elena Canyon in the background.
Santa Elena Canyon: The Rio Grande cuts through it.
Giant dagger yucca and Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon
Tuff Canyon on Ross Maxwell Drive
Volcanic remains along Ross Maxwell Dr.
Mule Ears, the remains of a volcano
Mule Ears formation is a magma formation, remains of a volcano, that solidified before it flowed into the landscape. What you see is water and wind erosion over the years.
Along Rio Grande Village Drive
Boquillas Canyon overlook
Rio Grande River flowing into Boquillas Canyon
Rio Grande River at Boquillas Crossing
The sign warns you that there are bears and mountain lions in Big Bend. This is along the Basin Drive. We did not see either.