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Actually got to see the Rio Grande River

You hear about this river over the years so it was something to be able to actually see it. Just... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2015
nicolediane
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Atlanta, Georgia
The great river

The driver along the river in Big bend state park is wonderful. While beg bend national park is the... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
Vaibhav A
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Austin, Texas
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A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

You hear about this river over the years so it was something to be able to actually see it. Just another fantastic part of Big Bend National Park. In some parts there are giant canyon walls on the Mexico side coming right down to the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank nicolediane
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The driver along the river in Big bend state park is wonderful. While beg bend national park is the more know park, the state park to the west of national park provides a nice drive along the rio grande river. There are some points along...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

It's a must when you are here... there is a trail that crosses the river (seasonal) so you can cross into Mexico ... well worth doing

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A dreal for all people who love quietness and trails. The motel in the parc is excellent as well as its restaurant. People are friendly, a shop and visitor center at disposal.... We spend 5 great days in the parc. Do not hesitate to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank PierreL559
Reviewed 5 September 2015

A fun little trip if you're this far down south. You can see Mexico right across the river. We saw some horses that were cooling off in the river.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We travelled from the UK for our biennial US road trip and this time I wanted to see the Mexican border. We had even planned canoeing on the famous Rio Grande. Famous it may be, but big, it isn't. I have to admit that I...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank youkillemwechillem
Reviewed 17 April 2015

A wonderful river that separates the USA and Mexico !!! You can be on the USA side and hear the folks in Mexico talking to their horses and each other. Very Wonderful !!

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Steve48Texas
Reviewed 4 March 2015

A visit to Big Bend is a "not to be missed" activity. The Rio Grande, a river which has carved 1500 ft deep canyons through solid rock, is but a shadow of its former self. I was there in February so perhaps this was a...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Ian J
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We drove to the Rio Grande this morning from Sanderson. After turning off highway 90 at Marathon ( be aware that the gas stations charge and extra 50 cents a gallon yikes a bit of High way robbery ). We drove down highway 385. Very...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank John R
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

The Rio Grande in the Big Bend Park is very hard to find. While it is talked about in everything you read it was hard to find but once you find it the view is beautiful. In the Rio Grande Village you have to walk...More

2  Thank RhodaHeird
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