• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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Rio Grande Village Nature Trail Reopens

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Date: December 18, 2009

See the press release for full details. There is still a missing segment of boardwalk to connect to the rest of the trail. However a detour allows access to the remainder of the Rio Grande Village Nature Trail and the viewpoint.

Did You Know?


Traveling through the Big Bend during the 1860 camel experiment, Lt. William Echols reported that camels did well in the desert, but that they suffered from sore feet. “I would recommend to any one using the camels over rough country, in case of tender feet, to shoe them with a piece of raw hide…” More...