Boquillas Canyon Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Boquillas Canyon Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boquillas Crossing, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles
242 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

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.

7 months ago

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This trail is located at the far Southeastern edge of the park and is lightly trafficked. The trail is extremely short, roughly 3,000 FT round trip with about a 100 FT elevation change throughout the journey. Honestly, you could stop at half way to get the best views of the Rio Grande, there isn't anything of note or reason really to continue to down to rivers edge. Overall, it's worth the journey only if you've already hit every other trail and happen to be in that side of the park.

Note: Trinkets and Hiking Poles were for sale at two locations on this short hike, no one was guarding the items with only a bucket for offerings, however, there was likely a Mexican national close by given the proximity and easy river crossing. No bother to me, just noting so if you attempt this trail you aren't shocked by running across someone on the trail.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This was my least favorite. It was a beautiful view but not much of a challenge. We went down to the river (suuuuuper humid) there were some cool minerals laying around but nothing exciting. Just remember to bring plenty of water. It was about a mile hike down from where I was at and I ran out of water, It was so hot that I quickly got heat exhaustion. Drink water but also drink electrolytes because you will sweat a lot.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Not too long of a trail, lovely scenery and over look of the Rio Grande.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A fairly short trail that climbs over a low hill and then goes down into the river bed. Part of the way is sandy, and some is very sandy. You can follow the river quite a way into the canyon, until it bends to the left, and you run out of the sand bar. A word of caution: Mexican Nationals are all over the U.S. side selling various trinkets. One was singing (quite well) begging for money.