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Scott Vanderpoel reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Really really cool trail (but very easy... not sure how the Moderate designation came to be). takes you down to the opposite side of Boquilla canyon. On the other side of the river was an old Mexican gentleman singing songs which could easily be heard since the river is knly about 40 feet wide right there.

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Taylor Fry reviewed Marufo Vega Trail
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HikingNo shade

Probably the most remote trail I’ve ever hiked. Trail can be difficult to follow at times and you can get lost easily. There’s also no shade so bring plenty of water. The views are incredible. Once you get to Boquillas canyon on the Rio Grande you’re in for a treat. We got lost after we took the spur trail down to the river for an hour after we followed a false cairn and thought we were going to die. We made it back to the correct trail after some backtracking though! Probably my favorite hike ever. I’d say it’s very difficult and should not be taken lightly at all. 10/10.

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Jon Dolan reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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vic jacome reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful

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Daniel Chilton reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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HikingBugsMuddyNo shadeOver grown

Boquillas Canyon is an amazing sight all should see. I took the trail back as far as I could go, but it would be nice if they put up a marker so all would know exactly where that point is. There are spots on the trail down by the river that is overgrown, sometimes with thorny bushes. There were about 10 spots from the parking lot to the end where folks from across the river had set our trickers for sale. There were also several sheltered areas where I could see them watching me to see if I bought anything, or perhaps stole anything, so beware. I started at about 12:30, and it was well over 100 degrees. I found out later it was 114, so bring lots of water or pick a better time.

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Aline Murillo reviewed Hot Springs Canyon Trail
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Hiking

There's a nice vantage spot for sunset overlooking the river. Completed January 2019

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Aline Murillo reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Another hike I was pleasantly surprised with. Lots of horse dung along the way but meh. Great colors of the surrounding mountains at sunset. Completed January 2019

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Aline Murillo reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

Easy path to the springs, just very crowded at dusk. Probably would have been great if I had gone at dawn instead. Completed January 2019

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Richard Hanson reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Fun trail. Fairly busy. Path has Rio Grande access, some families went swimming.

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Jess Mooney reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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a gorgeous walk and beautiful, rustic hot springs coming out of the river. the only drawback is that this area is becoming more and more crowded as years pass. go now and dont wait because when you come back, you'll be fighting more people to feel like you're in nature

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Jess Mooney reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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short, but gorgeous and it's an excellent representation of the canyons that can be found all along the Rio Grande. go super early to avoid the crowds and bring some cash so you can pick up one of the little beaded trinkets or walking sticks made by Mexicans across the water.

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Bill Mollberg reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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Easy trail to an amazing canyon that narrows.

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Michael BZKustoms reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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HikingRocky

A nice trail that enters Boquillas canyon. Definitely a very easy hike overall. On the Mexican border with several spots where Mexican residents illegally cross the river and sell trinkets and walking sticks. They seemed friendly. Just trying to make a $. The canyon is spectacular with its 1,300 vertical cliffs. Sandy down by the river. Overall a great 2 mile hike.

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Lyndse Fischer reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful & easy trail! It was pretty empty when we went people would filter in and out every ten minutes. We couldn’t stay in long, we prefer the cold Rio Grande next to the springs! My favorite part was the short walk to the Rio! Right off the path behind the picnic table you will find a beachy area to dip in the cool water! We saw some kids taking a dip on the Mexico side splashing & enjoying as well. So peaceful we stayed for an hour & another family brought chairs to join!

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Chris and Teresa Gee reviewed Boquillas Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Not a bad little hike

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Leslie Watts reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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Katie Beck Bell reviewed Hot Springs Canyon Trail
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HikingNo shade

Awesome hike! Amazing views of the Rio Grande along the entire trail - around every corner it just got better!! There was even a donkey or a mule standing on the Mexico side drinking water. How funny! Recommend to start early as there is NO shade. On the way back, it was tough without the reprieve (hiked in Oct.2019 with my husband. We’re both early 30s and decent hiking shape). The historic hot springs area (end of trail) was not that great IMO. Cool to see, but there were several people in the springs when we got there and just... eh. Perhaps we will partake next time. Overall, fantastic moderate hike and definitely worth doing.

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Heidi Faller reviewed Marufo Vega Trail
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Hiking

This was a great day hike for us. Total time was around 6:15 hours including pictures and a lunch break. We kept a constant quick pace and are in great shape. We went out, took North Rim and then came up South.

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Kyle Shaw reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

One of the coolest spots in all of America. Don’t let the secret get out

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David Platt reviewed Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
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Scenic driving

Stantard paved NPS road, but what views!! Only time I've ever enjoyed the scenic drive in an NPS park more than the backcountry hiking (Outer Mountain Loop)

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Dennis Warkentin reviewed Marufo Vega Trail
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HikingNo shadeRocky

First off, I think anyone posting a review of this trail should mention their age and fitness level - very relevant! That said, I am a 72-yr old male in excellent condition. I alternate weights and cardio 5-6 days per week, and I keep lean. But for me, this hike was hard, and I didn’t even do the entire loop. Two days ago (Feb8) I solo hiked a 5-mile out-and-back section along the southern fork, turning back when I reached the high point of the ridge, before it descends to the river. This was my intention - I didn’t want to bite off too much after all the horror stories I’ve read about it. It turned out to be a prudent choice, because I was pretty gassed when I got back. Weather and conditions were spectacular. No wind, cloudless blue sky. I started at 9:08 am, temperature was high 40’s. At my finish at 3:59 pm, my truck’s thermometer said 83-deg. I found the trail well marked and easy to follow (this section at least). I saw 3 other hikers, one solo and a couple. I brought 4.5L of water, only about half of which I used, though I sipped regularly through the day. So, about 7 hr for a 10 mile trip, including a lot of short breaks. No speed record here, but hey, I’m 72. I call it a win. I can’t believe anyone would attempt this hike in warm weather. Some do, and some die. I’ve done South Rim and OML, and I think Marufo Vega is tougher than either of those. Do this hike if you love the solitude and majesty of the desert mountains and like a physical challenge. But prepare and be smart. Train hard and get fit, get heat acclimated, don’t over estimate your limits, and bring plenty of water. Most people my age should stay in the RV.

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Viv Olivera reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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Hiking

Short walk rather than a hike. Hot springs are nice though.

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Leighton Luckey reviewed Big Bend Hot Springs Trail
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Walking

Bring a swimsuit for this short walk. Sun can be hot on the way there. Hot spring is excellent, but you may want to get there early.

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stephen Wissing reviewed Marufo Vega Trail
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We started the expedition at about 10:45 am on Monday, Feb 3. The weather was calling for a high of 79 with partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain. I donned my Saucony trail runners and packed up. My food consisted of a peanut butter and honey sandwich, a bag of flaming hot Peatos (vegan Cheetos) and two granola bars. I packed 2.5 liters of water and a can of 7K IPA (beeer!). I also packed a rain coat, a first aid kit, and a compass. Off we went! The trails were amazing!! A bit rocky and skree-filled in many places, but I made due. I elected to do the North Fork out and return along the South Fork. I reached the Rio Grande in 1 hr and 55 minutes. I took a 15 minute break - had my sandwich and beer, along with a small handful of Peatos- then got back on trail. The views along the Rio Grande were SPECTACULAR!! I'm glad there was no one else out there. The serenity of being in a place like that alone.... no words can describe. I ran most of the way back. There is a particularly steep climb coming back along South Fork. I walked most of this. When I got back I still had 1 liter of water, half my Peatos, and both granola bars. Total time on trail, 4 hrs and 13 minutes. Total time moving - 3 hrs 57 minutes. total distance - 13.5 miles!!! NOW KIDS - DONT TRY THIS AT HOME! I train at elevations over 10,000 feet in temps over 80 degrees frequently. I often run 15+miles in rugged mountain terrain. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO EMULATE ME. THIS TRAIL IS CONSIDERED DANGEROUS AND VERY DIFFICULT FOR MOST! Dont even attempt this trail in any way if you are not physically fit. Be safe and have fun.

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