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Boquillas Canyon

Big Bend National Park, TX
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This part of Texas/Mexico is a delight to visit and see. It is very different for us from other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barrie, Canada
US National Parks

Beautiful canyon on the border with Mexico. You can take a small boat ride across the Rio Grande... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
El Paso, Texas
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Borders the eastern edge of Big Bend National Park.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of Texas/Mexico is a delight to visit and see. It is very different for us from other parts of North America. Be sure to take your camera!

Thank dougcundall
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Beautiful canyon on the border with Mexico. You can take a small boat ride across the Rio Grande and then ride a donkey to the village of Boquillas del Carmen in Mexico.

Thank sabimax
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Yesterday was my first use of newly acquired passport. A rare mid summer day of cloud cover, muggy from the previous evening's rain. The border officer on the US side reluctantly admitted he was raised in the US but his grandfather was a native of...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite big bend hikes. Great view of the canyon and the border! Pretty easy hike as well.

Thank caitlyn m
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a great little hike that gives you views of the Rio Grande and looks into Mexico. It's an enjoyable short hike, but after doing both this and Dog Canyon, I'd highly suggest doing Dog Canyon instead, unless your aim is to see the...More

1  Thank JDS43
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A great short hike. The heat catches up fast in the summer, so make sure you carry water. There are persons who float across the river to sell trinkets and perform as "singing Jesús." The wares are placed on rocks and laid out with a...More

Thank LTNemo
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My first visit was in May 2013 shortly after the crossing was re-opened after the 9/11/01 closing. I returned again with two high school age grandchildren in February 2016. Both visits were unique for a Texas border town. The village has about 200 population and...More

2  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This a fun hike up into the Boquillas Canyon. Once down by the river, you will find all kinds of trinkets that the Mexican's from across the border have made and left for you to buy. There were quite a few "locals", mainly men from...More

1  Thank Wade W
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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

1  Thank Davidson H
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Nesha L
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Romana G
24 April 2017|
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Response from SonoraDick | Reviewed this property |
The Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry is located on the road that ends at the Boquillas Canyon trailhead, not the road that takes you to Rio Grande Village. It's NOT within walking distance of the campground; I'd estimate... More
Anna D
1 June 2016|
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Response from carolyn_hunter |
It's absolutely safe and a delightful experience.