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Beautiful green river cutting along the park

This is a great place to visit. It has multiple areas around the park to visit. We enjoyed it most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arch L
via mobile
Nice for a short stop

We drove to the point where the rio grande borders with Mexico. It was cool to be there, but the... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Mies M
Antwerp, Belgium
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A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. It has multiple areas around the park to visit. We enjoyed it most at the Santa Elena canyon. The whole area along the river is lush and green and you can see the distinct difference from the rest...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We drove to the point where the rio grande borders with Mexico. It was cool to be there, but the water is pretty brown, so not so pretty for me.

Thank Mies M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Fascinating part of the world describes the remote Big Bend area and its views of the Rio Grande. If you want more, take a drive through the state park as well.

Thank Foodandfrolic
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Well we saw the Rio Grande over to Mexico in about three places. First was Santa Elena Canyon (which Terlingua Creek was too deep for us to cross and walk up into SEC) The second time was in Bouquillas Canyon and the third was at...More

Thank yellowstone1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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 23 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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 19 September 2017

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 20 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
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