Boquillas Canyon Trail

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Trail

1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

121' 37 m

Ascent

-121' -37 m

Descent

1,882' 574 m

High

1,798' 548 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Verdant green waters and stunning limestone cliffs make the Boquillas Canyon Trail a great hike!

Hunter R

Overview

Enjoy an easy journey into Boquillas Canyon with stunning views of sheer cliffs, meandering water, and inviting riverfront beaches. While this is not a long trail by any means, it can be the perfect one to enjoy a leisurely stroll on while reveling in your gorgeous natural surroundings.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Children will love to explore the sandy river bank along the trail.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Starting at the Boquillas Canyon Trail Parking Area, descend a gentle slope into the canyon, handrailing the Rio Grande for a few hundred yards before coming to a wide sand bar alongside the river. Take your time at this spot - perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch and a few sips of water - before continuing on to the trail's end where the water meets the canyon walls.

For those who wish to experience Boquillas Canyon in its full glory, come during the evening to experience gorgeous sunsets drop behind the canyon's western walls. Just be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp so you can make your way safely back to your car.

Flora & Fauna

Numerous species of swallow and falcon can be seen perched in the sheer limestone cliffs of Boquillas Canyon.

History & Background

On the bluff overlooking the Rio Grande, keep an eye out for mortar holes formed from native inhabitants.

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Mar 26, 2017
Andrew P
Mar 13, 2017
Elizabeth Malmberg
Mar 8, 2017
Steve Myers
Mar 4, 2017
David McCormick
Easy hike from the parking lot. Best timing is 2-3 hours before sunset for stunning colors on the canyon walls. Great place to swim in the Rio Grande 1.3mi — 2h 00m
Mar 2, 2017
Joseph Tingsanchali
1.3mi
Feb 16, 2017
Bret Unger
Jan 27, 2017
Allison Snyder
Dec 24, 2016
Akash Sharma

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