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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.

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Beautiful scenery!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After Santa Elena Canyon, this is in our opinion the second best hike in the Big Bend National Park. Only 1 hour round-trip, it follows the river in a beautiful and impressive canyon. It is a good place to spot turtles in the river.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Hooks, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail down to Boquillas Canyon and the beach of the Rio Grande is a short one (maybe 1.25 miles roundtrip) - but I'd still rate it as a moderate hike. Keep in mind you're in the Chihuahuan Desert out here so the heat is no joke and there is very little shade from the sun, so come prepared. You'll... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our hike out to the entrance of the canyon, but heed the warnings of how hot it can be, and take plenty of water! There really is no shade on this hike. Once you get down to the river and see the entrance to the canyon it is nice to sit and take in the beauty of the... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was a fairly easy trail up the canyon rim, then down to the river. You have an excellent view of the Rio Grande and over into Mexico from the halfway point, as well as an overlook of a Mexican farm just across the river. You're likely to see "Jesus- the singing Mexican" on the bank of the river. There... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A Canyon of the Rio Grande with gigantic cliff walls around. Stop for a bit and maybe do the short hike into the canyon. If you have your passport and are on an early start, take a row boat over to Boquillas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

There is a bit of a climb up to a crest, then back down to river's edge on other side. The reward is a serenade coming from across the river. A local guitarist will be singing for you while you hike to the entrance to Boquillas Canyon. You do not necessarily have to hike further in.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

(Warning: Young adults from Central Florida visiting for the week) This was actually the first trail we attempted at BBNP and it was a great introduction for hiking- views of the Rio Grande, views of canyons, mild elevation, and it was a short hike. THE END IS GREAT FOR PHOTOS The trail goes into the opening of the canyon following... More 

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