Boquillas Canyon Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain229 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyFeeNo dogs
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Big Bend National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. Users can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. A beautiful canyon on the Rio Grande. The trail starts in a parking area at the end of the Boquillas Canyon spur road, and climbs over a low hill and drops down to the river.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

Directions from Rio Grande Village: Travel to the parking area at the end of the Boquillas Canyon Road

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Steve Simpson
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L A
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Kayla Champagne
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Derek Wagner
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A must do every visit to Big Bend!

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Brad Orego
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Nice and peaceful walk with beautiful views of the river.

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Joel Goldstein
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Jillian Gibas
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AllTrails User
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One of my favorites at BB. Level trail most of the way except small elevation at the beginning. There are vendors on the trail but no pressure and very friendly. The blue water was amazing and even though you cannot cross now it’s still worth the drive out there.

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Greg and Cathy Kettmann
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Courtney Stephenson
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Great views - we did see Border Patrol across the river with guns. It was fine, just something to look for!

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Jay Kilbourn
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Short hike up a canyon along Rio Grande near the border crossing. interesting cliffs, beautiful river views with Mexican ranch across the river.

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Andrew Garland
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Wow, in this short hike you get perfect views of the twisting Rio Grande, a trail right into Boquillas canyon, and a beach where kids can skip rocks across to Mexico.

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Parrish Frisbee
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A short climb up from the parking lot, and short descent down to the river area. Was still warm even in winter, and a fair amount of people. Boquillas is right across the way, and you can walk down towards the river or continue up along the canyon a short way until it narrows too much. Fun little hike!

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Awesome trail that takes you right along side the Rio Grande River! Easy for all ages, the only difficult parts are towards the end when it gets narrow alongside the river. The water feels amazing, and the huge rock walls along side the river are a sight to see. Great views of Mexico, and visitors on horses were selling tamales and tortillas, a couple other visitors were selling crafts and hiking sticks, and you can see a horse stable across the river where a couple canoes parked on the side. Very safe, did not feel in danger at all, was a great experience and will definitely do it again! Not much shade, it was a very warm day on 1/17/21 around 70degrees, bring sunscreen and water. There is also a restroom in the parking lot if you need it. If you enjoy Camping and Hiking Adventures, check out our travel blog website to 43 National Parks in 1yr :) www.NationalParkAdventureGuide.com

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William Bowen
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Mark Campbell
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Ryan Stroh
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Nice easy trail to start your day. Take your time and walk along the rivers edge. I saw two horses, one on the US side and one on the Mexican side. Also saw evidence of Javelinas and Mountain Lions.

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Erin Anders
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Gorgeous trail! It starts with a climb, but you make it to the top in no time. Once you’re up to the top of the hill you can catch your breath by looking at the beautiful desert and river views and spotting mortars in the rocks used by the indigenous people that used to inhabit the area. After that, it’s a downhill climb and an easy stroll to the river. Not sure why the map shown here had a second elevation at the end of this trail. This would be a great place to pack a lunch or just sit and relax by the water. I saw lots of kids having the time of their life climbing up and sliding down the sand dunes piled against the canyon!

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Rambling Roos
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Danielle Holt
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Peter Druschke
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Beautiful canyon at the end of an easy hike. Go early as the trail can get crowded. Loved seeing the Mexican nationals selling souvenirs on an honor system, and serenading from the opposite bank of the river. Brought home the international aspect of the location. Very friendly and peaceful, no walls in sight.

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Will Huggins
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Zachary Scoggins
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Very muddy. Nice views. Easy.

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Michael Vanhaverbeke
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Vijayalaxmi Lalawat
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Beth Luby
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Pretty canyon views. We were there too early to see any of the local sellers, but we did meet a few horses that wandered across the river for some breakfast.

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Shelley Biss
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Great kid hike. Bring lots of water. Local Mexican sung and had crafts out to sell for money.

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Seung Park
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Friendly hike for beginners but I wouldn’t want to do this outside of winter time...

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Jamey Jamey Winn
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Great trail that starts with a climb up primative stairs and then down a rock scramble path. The pay off is well worth the hike with views across the river and then further down the canyon.

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Greg Hammer
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So this was different. Several Mexican nationals on the other side of the border selling trinkets by leaving them on the US side for self service honor system purchases, singing to you from the Mexican side, delivering tamales, and a few other creative business ventures. Some hikers seemed to like it and either gave money or bought items, others were uncomfortable. The hike itself was good, but this hike won't be remembered for the nature, but the Mexican nationals.

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