Rio Grande Village Drive

EASY 6 reviews
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Rio Grande Village Drive is a 20.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
20.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

scenic driving

views

wild flowers

no dogs

A scenic drive through the desert.

1 month ago

very scenic and beautiful with a nice tunnel, don't go past the road to the right if you would rather drive than hike to the hot springs. still a little trail but nice and shaded. the road is narrow as can be.

2 months ago

My dogs preferred this ride to some of our off-road drives

scenic driving
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The drive itself is pretty uneventful but I recommend going all the way to the end and hiking to Boquilles Canyon. It is about 3 miles round trip and hot in the summer. It takes you right down the the Rio Grande River. The canyon not as high as Santa Elana is still impressive. You can even take a dip in the river to cool off!

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

amazing views!

scenic driving
Friday, April 06, 2012

This is a paved road from Panther Junction down to Rio Grande Village, where there's a visitor's center, store, and campground. There's usually about a 10 degree difference in temperature. It was 105 at Rio Grande village, and 95 at Panther Junction in April, 2010, when I was there last.