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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.

A scenic river of which 107 miles flows along the border of the park.

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It's a river!

Well I guess if you live in Texas at some point you should see the Rio Grande River. There are a few places within Big Bend parks that you can see it or have access to it. One... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
houstonnative47
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well I guess if you live in Texas at some point you should see the Rio Grande River. There are a few places within Big Bend parks that you can see it or have access to it. One place is along the River Road drive from Presidio to Lajitas where there is a stop to see the Hoodoos. Another would... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rio Grande is one of the three features along with the Chihuahuan Desert and Chisos Mountains that makes Big Bend National Park a special place well worth visiting. Although one may be surprised by how shallow the river is most of the time and how it can be easily waded across in many places, it has stilled managed to... More 

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Corner Brook, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Not much access or viewing available in the park. The ranch state park had much better access and viewing

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well, that's what tripadvisor wants, so.. here goes. One reason this is tough is because there are a lot of places in Big Bend National Park (and also in nearly-adjacent Big Bend Ranch State Park), where you can get a great view of the Rio Grande, and sometimes actually stand by or in it. I'll list my favorite spot for... More 

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Pilot Point, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I could sit and stare at the Rio Grand for hours. It is so peaceful and quiet. This is just what you need to get away from life for a little while.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

In a daring more I rode a donkey across the Rio Grande. The river was slow and the ride fun. No problem, GI

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Bring your own water and supplies, summer days get really, really hot. Best early mornings to watch the canyon get lit with the sun's early rays. Take time to admire the local geology.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Easily accessable from highway 118. Peaceful glorious scenery and river area, impressive terrain and western history.

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Beautiful historical river winding through Big Bend National Park. You can camp or hike along trails by the river.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the Rio Grande River from Presidio, TX to Santa Elena Canyon on the west side of Big Bend National park to Boquillas Canyon on the east side of Big Bend National park. The river is not running as high as years past because New Mexico and Colorado are keeping more water for themselves. The river... More 

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