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Distance

1.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

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Boquillas Canyon Trail

Texas

  • Boquillas Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

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The Boquillas Canyon Trail is an easy hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Traveling with kids! Pefect! This hike is kid friendly. This hike starts at the end of the Boquillas Canyon Spur Road. The park says "the Boquillas Canyon trail climbs from the parking to the top of a cliff overlooking the Rio Grande. On this bluff, mortar holes from ancient inhabitants can be seen. Continue down to the river's edge and into the canyon until the canyon walls meet the river. Sandy slopes in the canyon are fun for children. The Rio Grande creates a distinct environment in Big Bend National Park. Countless bird species can be found in the riverbank vegetation. The river provides water for many desert animals; look along the muddy shoreline for tracks, signs, and scat." There are three developed front country campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, the Chisos Basin Campground, Cottonwood Campground and the Rio Grande Village Campground.

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Contact: Big Bend National Park P.O. Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

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