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We hiked the canyon in late June midday. Advise early morning. Definitely worth the hike in to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmond, Oklahoma
Great little hike.

We took this hike to go into the canyon. It was a surprise to hike/wade through the mud across the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arlington, VA
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Borders the western edge of Big Bend National Park.
Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We hiked the canyon in late June midday. Advise early morning. Definitely worth the hike in to experence the high walls and canyon atomosphere. Be prepared to climb trails and steps that are at time steep, but are safe if you are observant. Hike in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took this hike to go into the canyon. It was a surprise to hike/wade through the mud across the creek. I suggest not wearing shoes across the creek. My 6 year old was too short so my husband carried him. On the opposite side...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove around entire park. The two highlights were Santa Elena Canyon Overlook and Chisos Mountains. Highly recommended

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in mid-April and although the temperature hit 100 later in the day, it was fairly cool in the morning shade. It is a short and relatively easy hike. It is well worth it. The canyon is narrow and beautiful. Watch for the...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering how hot it was the visit to the canyon was worth it! It was so easy to get to with amazing sights along the way. My youngest was fascinated by skipping rocks in the river. You don’t have to be a hiker to enjoy...More

1  Thank mayost12
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We visited in June and it was HOT! We did all our hiking in the mornings so it was bearable. Once we made the slow, long drive to the canyon we found it was a very small hike to the canyon. It was beautiful! We...More

1  Thank Melany V
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

In spite of heat was interesting Quite beautiful but would not suggest trip in may Scenery repetitive to uninformed visitor from the north Would recommend coming anytime other than summer

Thank rsegraves
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a fairly easy hike and the views at the end are totally worth it! A must-do for anyone venturing into Big Bend National Park.

Thank darewhee
Reviewed 27 May 2018

If you only get to see one thing in Big Bend, make it this. The views are impressive. The canyon is amazing. Makes for some great photos.

1  Thank catchyginger
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a great place to visit while in Big Bend. It is a bit of a distance from the lodge, if you are staying there, but the drive is very scenic. There is a small carpark then a short walk to the stairs, then...More

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10 July 2018|
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Response from TNKaz | Reviewed this property |
This 1.6 mile round-trip walk took us 65 minutes, which included a little time to sit on a rock and take in the narrow canyon views. If you are sensitive to the heat, be sure to do this hike early morning, as it was very... More
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Response from uedc | Reviewed this property |
Developed Campgrounds The National Park Service operates three developed front country campgrounds that provide drinking water and restroom facilities. The campgrounds use self-registration and the majority of sites are... More
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Response from JulieCirlin | Reviewed this property |
Be sure and drive up to Sotol overlook. Also, if possible, you might look into using some local outfitters. Flying over the park or floating the river or taking a jeep ride might yield the best views for you. Finally, YES... More