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Boquillas Canyon

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Description: Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Short hike takes you to beautiful views of Rio Grande and the Boquillas Canyon. For children and adults alike have extra energies to burn, the sand dune is a wonderful playground. My children hiked to the top of the sand dune and slide down (not easy though) a couple of times. It was very fun for them. Just to warn... More

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San Antonio, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

The view of Boquillas Canyon is not incredible when compared to other Big Bend Region Views. That said, my heart goes out to the people of Boquillas, Mexico who literally live in hand made adobe houses and who have running water perhaps two hours per day, no source of income and who have one light per house powered by a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

It is amazing that so few people reviewed this place considering it is amazing. It is easy to reach, a short (1.4 miles round trip) mostly level hike from the parking lot. You will get very close to the Rio Grande and you will see Mexico just a few feet away. In fact it is interesting to see people on... More

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Saluda, North Carolina
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

personally i liked this hike better than the santa elena canyon. there were mexicans across the river who had set up souvenirs along the trail with buckets for money and would ride horses/swim/canoe across to collect their money every so often - also a donation jar for "singing mexican victor" - who had a lovely voice. technically i don't think... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

From Panther Junction (Park Headquarters with a gas station), you drive about 23 miles. Rio Grande Village (a campground with a store and gas station) is about 2.4 miles from Boquillas Canyon. At the canyon, you can park your car, go up a small hill, and at the top you see holes in the ground where native Americans used to... More

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2006

Worth the long drive southeast from Panther Junction for the scenery on the way and the great mouth of the canyon as the river flows into it. The canyon walls are gigantic and almost ominous. A huge sand drift has piled up near the mouth of the canyon that would likely be fun for children. The easy walk from the... More

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