Rio Grande
Nestled within the Texas’ Big Bend National Park, the river forms an international border with area activities including river tours, hiking, fishing, sightseeing, etc.

Rio Grande

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Big Bend National Park Area


The Rio Grande (Spanish for "Big River") flows from southwestern Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico. Nestled within the Texas' Big Bend National Park (one of the largest and most remote national parks in the United States), a portion of the river forms a natural border between Mexico and the United States where popular activities include hiking, fishing, sightseeing, hot springs soaking, stargazing, border crossing, and river tours of the Rio Grande. Water adventure options such as canoeing, kayaking, and sometimes rafting are made available through area outfitters and service suppliers offering a range of options.


Open year-round, Big Bend River Tours is the oldest river outfitter running the Rio Grande in the Big Bend area and features guided journeys by foot, horseback, jeep, van, canoe, raft, kayak, or a combination thereof as well as equipment rentals and shuttle service for private self-paced adventures. Far Flung Outdoor Center also offers Jeep tours, ATV tours, equipment rentals, shuttle service and floating excursions ranging from a half day to five days.


Note: The middle of the deepest channel of the Rio Grande between the United States and Mexico is an international boundary, so please check with individual venues to ensure proper protocols and documentation before planning your trip.


Big Bend River Tours
Far Flung Outdoor Center
National Park Service - Big Bend National Park
National Park Service - Big Bend National Park - Rio Grande
National Park Service - Big Bend National Park - River Trips
National Park Service - Big Bend National Park - River Trips - Planning

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