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Awesome

This poor river gets a bad rap from other points along its flow but that is not the case here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SouthwestCrow
Great Views!

We took a drive up the long road that follows the Rio Grande River. It takes about one whole day to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lewis B
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (25 reviews)
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This poor river gets a bad rap from other points along its flow but that is not the case here. This stretch of river contains some of the most awesome and beautiful scenery to be seen. Take your times and enjoy yourself.

Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a drive up the long road that follows the Rio Grande River. It takes about one whole day to do this drive but I would do it again in order to see the great views it supplies.

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a daylong raft trip down the Rio Grande and through the Santa Elena Canyon with Far Flung Adventures out of Terlingua. We started in Lajitas and pulled out several hours later at the end of Santa Elena Canyon on Big Bend. The raft...More

Thank tridcod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was impressive in just the flow of the very mud laden water but not as wide / big as I had expected. It was about 20 deg warmer down at the river than up in the mountains so be prepared. It was very quiet...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I was surprised how small The Rio Grande really becomes in the summer. The green color of the water was amazing! I would definitely like to see it again when the water level is higher.

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We drove to the east side of the National Park to enjoy the Rio river. We were amazed at the views of the ever changing river that divides Texas and Mexico. If you have time, check it out.

Thank Texas_traveler77833
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Plan your hikes and trip to the river for early in the day as it gets to around 100 by noon. This is where we saw javelinas, Big Bend sliders, spadefoot toads, road runners, and Chihuahuan greater earless lizards.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It's a river. What can I say? As everyone knows, it carved an incredible canyon through solid rock over millions of years and it separates the US from Mexico. I did skip a rock across it into Mexico! I know I would be more impressed...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Easy to get to from various vantage points within the park...Boquillas Canyon Overlook for one. Provides for refreshing contrast to the desert heat of Big Bend.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well I guess if you live in Texas at some point you should see the Rio Grande River. There are a few places within Big Bend parks that you can see it or have access to it. One place is along the River Road drive...More

Thank houstonnative47
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