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“Easy Trail - Great Views”

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Owner description: A walking trail along the Rio Grande River.
Lake Jackson, Texas
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276 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Easy Trail - Great Views”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The park service has built a very nice bridge over the beaver pond that leads to a fairly easy trail with nice views of the park and the village of Boquillas in Mexico. We saw a few birds and were fascinated by the Tilapia fish that huddled together right at the surface of the water. If you had enough time, this would be a great place to hang out and watch nature - especially in the fall/spring bird migration periods. If you're on this side of the park, you should take a few minutes and enjoy this easy trail.

Visited December 2013
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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214 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very easy trail”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

I strolled round this trail in 20 minutes seeing some birds and overlooking the river. A little bit meh after the staggering views of other areas but in the middle of the camp site so probably a beautiful start or end to a day of hiking

Visited November 2013
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Bent NM
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408 reviews
90 attraction reviews
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“Best short walk in BB”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I count the Rio Grande Village Nature Trail at sunset as one of the top three* easy attractions in the park. You leave the popular campground, cross a spring-fed lake, then climb a short hill to the top. From here, you see Boquillas Canyon, the Mexican city of Boquillas the magnificent Sierra del Carmen, the Rio Grande making a sweeping turn from north to east, and sunset over the high Chisos.
Allow about 20 minutes each way walking and about 30 minutes just sitting up top.
*Other park attractions are 1) Santa Elena Canyon in the morning, 2) The Window at sunset, and 4) Boquillas at sunset.

Visited November 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Well worth the short walk!”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

There's a fairly new boardwalk that takes you over the wet area, and the trail itself is very well-maintained and signed. A spur that takes you right down to the banks of the Rio Grande is worth a few extra minutes, but the highlight is the spectacular view of the Rio Grande & into Mexico after a brief climb near the end of the walk.

Visited November 2012
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London
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343 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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“Go early or late”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We were at the trail at the wrong time and saw much more and varied wildlife within a few hundred yards of the village store .... but I suspect it's all in the timing and chance. Great views of roadrunner collecting nesting material whihc we watched for some time.

Visited April 2012
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