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Boquillas Canyon Trail

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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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  3.8 from 26 votes

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