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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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Review a River???

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
SonoraDick
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Tucson, Arizona
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Corner Brook, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank BobbyP009
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Managed by the NPS as a Wild and Scenic River, this is a must visit. Either floating or rafting or just dipping your legs in the current for a while. Crossing canyons and flood plains, this is a neat US border, especially at "the big bend" in Mariscal Canyon.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a great river with cool recreational opportunities. The Rio Grande and the canyon it flows through is beautiful and very photographic. We've been along quite a bit of it between Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park on this trip, stopping whenever we could to shoot some photos and are already planning our next trip... More 

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