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Rio Grande

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Not so "Grande" in June!

I was surprised how small The Rio Grande really becomes in the summer. The green color of the water... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Cary W
Seattle, Washington
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Rio Grande views!

We drove to the east side of the National Park to enjoy the Rio river. We were amazed at the views... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Brenham, Texas
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A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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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 19 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
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Plan your hikes and trip to the river for early in the day as it gets to around 100 by noon. This is where we saw javelinas, Big Bend sliders, spadefoot toads, road runners, and Chihuahuan greater earless lizards.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It's a river. What can I say? As everyone knows, it carved an incredible canyon through solid rock over millions of years and it separates the US from Mexico. I did skip a rock across it into Mexico! I know I would be more impressed...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Easy to get to from various vantage points within the park...Boquillas Canyon Overlook for one. Provides for refreshing contrast to the desert heat of Big Bend.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well I guess if you live in Texas at some point you should see the Rio Grande River. There are a few places within Big Bend parks that you can see it or have access to it. One place is along the River Road drive...More

Thank houstonnative47
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Rio Grande is one of the three features along with the Chihuahuan Desert and Chisos Mountains that makes Big Bend National Park a special place well worth visiting. Although one may be surprised by how shallow the river is most of the time and...More

Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Not much access or viewing available in the park. The ranch state park had much better access and viewing

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well, that's what tripadvisor wants, so.. here goes. One reason this is tough is because there are a lot of places in Big Bend National Park (and also in nearly-adjacent Big Bend Ranch State Park), where you can get a great view of the Rio...More

1  Thank SonoraDick
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I could sit and stare at the Rio Grand for hours. It is so peaceful and quiet. This is just what you need to get away from life for a little while.

Thank Jerry F
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