Fossil Bone Exhibit Trail is a 0.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.3 km Elevation Gain: 3 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Fossil Bone Display

4 months ago

Not a trail. Exhibit don't go out of your way to see. If passing by stop and get your card punched

hiking
10 months ago

Not really a trail, there are stairs that lead up to an overlook. However it has an exhibit that was very educational on the prehistoric life that was in the big bend area. It was interesting and I would recommend if you like learning about the history of a location.

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11 months ago

Very short and easy with nice view of Chisos mountains and Chihuahuan desert. You can see layers of sedimentary rock along the trail which is really neat. The exhibit is informative and interesting.

hiking
Tue Apr 02 2019

Very short interpretive hike, good for families to get out and stretch after a long drive.

Tue Apr 02 2019

An awesome exhibit that is worth the drive. Take the time to read the plagues It's pretty cool to know these fossils were found in Texas.

hiking
Mon Mar 11 2019

A short trail with a decent view of the Chihuahuan Desert and some interpretive signs about the fossil discoveries that occurred along the way. I won’t make a separate trip to walk the trail, but the Fossil Discovery Exhibit at the start is a wonderful place to learn about the Park’s prehistory. If you go to the exhibit, you can hike the trail while you are there for a bit more perspective.

Sun Mar 10 2019

dinosaur exhibit was impressive. we were here around sunset. we walked up the little trail, learned that the chisos mountains used to be one large volcano, then watched the sun set behind them.

hiking
Sun Feb 24 2019

There's some interesting fun facts, but otherwise a waste of time considering you're in Big Bend... Seriously, find a legit trail, there are dozens a short drive away...

Sun Aug 19 2018

great new addition. amazing geological history adding layers of fun and new understanding to revisited sights.

hiking
Wed May 09 2018

The trail is very short, but your kids will like it. The fossil display is great! Very well done.

Fri Apr 06 2018

Really well designed building at the fossil exhibit.

Mon Dec 25 2017

Exhibit is amazing! Small trail off to the side gives a nice view, but is the same as from the parking lot except taller.

Mon Mar 13 2017

Great new exhibit. Amazing that this part of the country was a seashore with dinosaurs roaming and flying above.

hiking
Thu Nov 03 2016

Nice photo spot, otherwise boring.

hiking
Thu Feb 11 2016

Beautiful!

Mon Nov 09 2015

Easy. Pretty panorama of the dessert floor.

hiking
Wed Nov 12 2014

The fossil bone exhibit is just off the Persimmon Gap Entrance Road north of the Panther Junction Visitors Center. The display shows several fossil bones that were found here. This parking area is also the trailhead for an alternate trail to the Banta Shutin, by following Tornillo Creek downstream.

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