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Rio Grande Overlook is a 0.2 mile out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.2 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Walking Views No shade No dogs
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Located near the Rio Grande Visitor Center and Village, this overlook offers visitors views of the surrounding area. While you are not able to see the Rio Grande, you are able to see across the channel where it flows into Mexico.

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Scott Sterling
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Hiking

Takes just a couple of minutes and features terrific Mountain View’s. You can’t see the river but you can see the agricultural basin at the river crossing

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Julia Baxter
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Not really a hike, but a great view!

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Cindy Keller
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Hiking

Completely useless trail. There is NO view of the Rio Grande. The view is only ok. Put it last on your list.

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Katie Thornton
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Not really a hike. Just a walk to a sign where you can’t really even see the river. The landscape is beautiful but was hoping to see the river.

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Chris Parker
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Hiking

Not a hike here, just a short walk to a lookout, given the park as a whole, nothing spectacular to see from this lookout.

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Jack Tatsch
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Not really a trail; but a short walk. The location is on the Rio Grande Village road, just past the tunnel, turn right to a parking area. You can walk up a rocky path to the overlook, and see Rio Grande Village, and the surrounding flood plain.

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Jesus Magana
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Scott Jensen
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Shirley Field
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Scott Densmore
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Vivian Xiong
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