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Rio Grande
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Owner description: A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

After watching so many Westerns growing up and reading books about this river, it was great to be where I had pictured for so many years. The river has a quiet serenity to it and Mexico is literally a stone's throw away!

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

You can get down to the Rio Grande in multiple places in Big Bend. We visited it at Santa Elena and the Rio Grande village areas. In both cases, in April, the river was pretty narrow and slow moving. It is quite pretty. We liked it best along the hike to Boquillas Canyon.
And, Mexico is right across the water.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Mark Flippo, a former BBNP ranger you can reach at birdingbigbend.net, is a great birder and a great guide. He can find birds, even in adverse conditions, and he's very pleasant to be with. Best, he's a good teacher--he can explain how to differentiate similar species better than any guide I've seen. Mark knows the natural history and the human history of the area, so even non-birders in our family were interested and involved all day. Most highly recommended.

Thank Sentapede
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I thought it would be much wilder, but overall it was a treat to hike alongside the river and into the canyons.

Thank Ursula R
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 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 of the park. The river is cold this time of the year. There are plenty of places that will still take you rafting. We chose to wait in summer. The river cuts across the canyons in multiple places. Definitely check it out in the Bouquilla canyon in Rio Grande village and overlook. The treks along the river are cool and fun for little ones.

Thank Arch L
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