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“Lovely view from the overlook”
Review of Boquillas Canyon

Boquillas Canyon
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Owner description: Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.
Reviewed March 7, 2012

We drove to the Boquillas Canyon overlook. Lovely view of the river. The whole park is breathtaking. It's not a pretty park, but it is beautiful.

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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 you ahead of time, don't step on the droppings from the animals - they are everywhere.....

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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 small solar power cell supplied by the Mexican Government. The town is littered with concrete power poles that were installed decades ago by the Mexican Government. The power poles are absolutely worthless as the Mexican Government never ran electricity to this village.

On a positive note I hear that the US Government is going to install a "Self Service Immigration Point" at the Boquillas Crossing in April 2012. I understand that you will be able to scan in your passport into a kiosk, cross the river, shop and eat and come back and re-scan your passport to re-enter the US.

Happy Trails

2  Thank OdisWhite
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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 horses crossing the river (and border) back and forth. This may make you feel uncomfortable but I never felt threatened and you will find other tourists there.

You can get much closer to the walls than in Santa Elena Canyon so the view, I think, is better. Compared to Santa Elena where you hike to the entrance of the canyon, here you hike inside the canyon. While the trail is said to end at a big sand dune slide, you can continue it if you want. There seems to be a well established trail. The are restrooms at the start of the trail, in the parking lot. There is shade in the canyon but until you get there you are exposed to the sun completely.

3  Thank hexalite2k5
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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 you are supposed to purchase these things from them legally and i didn't have any money with me on the trail anyway, but i wanted to! walking sticks for $5! anyway the trail was short, beautiful, and not strenuous at all - only 1.4 miles round-trip. was a bit hot though. when you get into the canyon there is a grassy area and you can wade in the river or hike up to the top of the sand dune - which looked really cool but i was too tired and hot to attempt it!

3  Thank iselynjenniep
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