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Boquillas Canyon

Big Bend National Park, TX
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This is the Big Bend!

It was 106* the day we hiked. It's not that far, perhaps 3/4 mile, but the climb up is strenuous in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Davidson H
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It wad only thing good about this trip. It was dry hot and river road sucked. Was supposed to camp... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nesha L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was 106* the day we hiked. It's not that far, perhaps 3/4 mile, but the climb up is strenuous in the heat. Take plenty of water and proper hiking shoes. A rocky climb

Thank Davidson H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It wad only thing good about this trip. It was dry hot and river road sucked. Was supposed to camp un chiso but was displaced by fire.

Thank Nesha L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Boquillas Canyon is another view of the Rio Grande river. The over looks are well placed. You can see people on the other side of the border enjoying the river as well.

Thank uedc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a high point along the trail to the Boquillas Canyon, we saw a Mexican encampment on the other side of the Rio Grande, complete with horses and a canoe. We waved and hollered "Hola," and they heartily responded. Further along the trail, we ran...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of the road from Panther Junction to Boquillas Port of Entry is a trail into Boquillas Canyon. I arrived at this point during the hottest part of the day, but decided to climb up the trail to a vantage point where I...More

Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought a dog to the park so my dad and I actually each did this trail separately so we could both enjoy it and not leave the dog in the hot car. It was a gorgeous trail with beautiful views of the river, the...More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is not as big as Santa Elena but much bigger than any other canyon we've seen and just as nice. It is easy to access and very impressive. We couldn't hike as far in as Santa Elena but don't overlook Boquillas. You'll probably see...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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...More

2  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Ushaco
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank nursesrgr8
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Romana G
So is there an entrance in particular in Big Bend that must be followed to go into the trail that takes you to Boquillas, Mexico? Is it close to a campsite in the American side? My family and I are new in Texas and are interested in exploring the area. Thanks in advance.
25 April 2017|
Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
The Port of Entry that one must exit the USA from and return to the USA through to visit Boquillas, Mexico legally is located within Big Bend National Park and is very close to the campground and other park facilities known... More
Anna D
Is it safe (enough) to cross over into Boquillas, Mexico? Everyone keeps saying Mexico is too dangerous right now, but since this area is so isolated, I'm not sure what to think...?
2 June 2016|
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Response from eenusa | Reviewed this property |
We were in Big Bend in February, and the rangers said it was safe enough to cross over. The crossing is open only on certain days. This website has more info. From what I understand, you pay a small fee to the boatman... More