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Boquillas Canyon Trail

 3.9 (23)

Length


1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


121' 37 m

Ascent

-121' -37 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,882' 574 m

High

1,798' 548 m

Low

Shared By Hunter R

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

Hunter R

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Children will love to explore the sandy river bank along the trail.

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.

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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Nov 23, 2018
Austin Brodin
Nov 22, 2018
Sri A
Nov 21, 2018
Ted Gould
Nov 8, 2018
S.L. Hall
Nov 5, 2018
David Scott
Oct 31, 2018
Patti B
Started to rain, thunder and lightening so we “Grant” double timed it. Bought a trinket from Mexico. So donation can for singing Jesus
Oct 25, 2018
Dennis Chan
1mi — 1h 30m
Oct 24, 2018
Birgit Moeller

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  3.9 from 23 votes

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