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Boquillas Canyon

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX

Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.

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This is the Big Bend!

It was 106* the day we hiked. It's not that far, perhaps 3/4 mile, but the climb up is strenuous in the heat. Take plenty of water and proper hiking shoes. A rocky climb

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was 106* the day we hiked. It's not that far, perhaps 3/4 mile, but the climb up is strenuous in the heat. Take plenty of water and proper hiking shoes. A rocky climb

Thank Davidson H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It wad only thing good about this trip. It was dry hot and river road sucked. Was supposed to camp un chiso but was displaced by fire.

Thank Nesha L
San Antionio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boquillas Canyon is another view of the Rio Grande river. The over looks are well placed. You can see people on the other side of the border enjoying the river as well.

Thank uedc
Lewisville, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a high point along the trail to the Boquillas Canyon, we saw a Mexican encampment on the other side of the Rio Grande, complete with horses and a canoe. We waved and hollered "Hola," and they heartily responded. Further along the trail, we ran across a souvenir cache of wire and bead scorpions, spiders, roosters, and roadrunners. There were... More 

Thank Alan T
Eastern NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of the road from Panther Junction to Boquillas Port of Entry is a trail into Boquillas Canyon. I arrived at this point during the hottest part of the day, but decided to climb up the trail to a vantage point where I could shoot some photographs. From the top of the initial climb to the highest point... More 

Thank AuntieM64
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought a dog to the park so my dad and I actually each did this trail separately so we could both enjoy it and not leave the dog in the hot car. It was a gorgeous trail with beautiful views of the river, the canyon, and the border. I went all the way until the trail basically went into... More 

Thank Brenna R
Anderson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is not as big as Santa Elena but much bigger than any other canyon we've seen and just as nice. It is easy to access and very impressive. We couldn't hike as far in as Santa Elena but don't overlook Boquillas. You'll probably see a Mexican guy trying to sell souvenirs.

Thank OtPot
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Hike is just over a mile to the canyon. Got overheated and jumped in the Rio Grande to cool off. Watch for Jesus, the singing Mexican. He crosses the river illegally and is usually standing under a tree for shade. He asks for food or to sell you things from Mexico. Very close to the border. Someone is always watching!

2 Thank Julie K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

It is a neat experience, to be able to cross a river and visit Mexico! Neat village and extremely friendly folk. We felt very safe. Ate at Boquillas restaurant, the food was good. Remember to take your passport! The Border patrol will explain everything very clearly.

1 Thank Ushaco
Hooks, Texas
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Just a hop and skip across the Rio Grande is Mexico. The small village of Boquillas, Mexico is easily seen. The Border crossing into Boquillas is only open Wed-Sat so we did not cross. Moderate hike.....mostly downhill but the reverse on the way back. Mexican citizens from Boquillas cross the Rio Grande in order to sell small souvenirs at the... More 

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