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Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.
Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

Like a previous review I am at a loss to tell how beautiful it is , just go and see it for yourselves.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

We hiked this trail down to the river since we wanted to see the Rio Grande. It was hot - almost 100 degrees. Take plenty of water. There are some nice views even if you don’t go all the way down to the river. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

This was a very nice hike with great views of the canyon and the Rio Grande. It's not that strenuous and we really enjoyed it. Saw some nice flowers blooming along the way.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Keabu
Reviewed May 6, 2019

My friend George did some research on Boquillas and we went during our camping trip to Big Bend. My wife is 4 months pregnant and I felt at complete ease being in Boquillas (she was skeptical at first, as she is both white and very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cecenas
Reviewed April 5, 2019

we enjoyed our hike out to boquillas canyon on a well marked trail along the rio grande. at one point we were able to take our shoes off and wade in the river for a bit before continuing the hike. the scenery is pretty and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rexhans
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We visited when the government was shut down so we might have had a unique experience. There were a lot of Mexican men from across the water who were selling handmade goods. It was a little unsettling because there were groups of men and boys...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mary7484
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Check this out on your trip to Big Bend. It’s on the scenic route and easy to get to no hiking. Take plenty of water and don’t go in the heat of the day. Nice photo stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

If I had to choose between this canyon or Santa Elena, I would choose Santa Elena. Luckily for us we had time to do both and both were rewarding although we couldn't get into the canyon as far as we did at Santa Elena. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This was an amazing little adventure. So fun to take the boat across then board a Donkey for the 3/4 mile trip to town. The river is low enough if you don’t want to pay $5 you can walk. If in the area a definite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RenieRyan
Reviewed February 16, 2019

My husband and I hiked this trail as our last hike of the day; after a long day in the sun, this moderate, breezy and shaded hike was a treat. Definitely recommend making this a part of your itinerary!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Romana G
April 24, 2017|
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Response from SonoraDick | Reviewed this property |
The Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry is located on the road that ends at the Boquillas Canyon trailhead, not the road that takes you to Rio Grande Village. It's NOT within walking distance of the campground; I'd estimate... More
Anna D
June 1, 2016|
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It's absolutely safe and a delightful experience.