Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend TX

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles

Note: We were there Jan 2017. Accessibility may change depending on what happens with Trump’s border wall promise.

Boquillas town is actually the small village in Mexico that sits on the eastern side of Big Bend National Park. It’s where many tourists cross to hike in Mexico.

A guy I met in the hotsprings recommended the Boquillas Canyon day hike. It’s about 1.5 miles return on the American side.

Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend

From the parking lot you climb up and over a bluff to walk alongside the muddy Rio Grande.

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Supposedly these souvenirs on the beach ($6 each) were a fundraiser for the Boquillas school.

Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend

There was a donation box too for the Mexican fishermen who SING for tourists.

The cliff walls loom.

Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend

It is an interesting short hike.

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Boquillas canyon is not as steep or sheer as Santa Elena. But it is impressive.

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