• Santa Elena Canyon

    Rio Grande

    Wild & Scenic River Texas

A Wilderness of Stone and Water

It is an irresistible playground where unruly rapids check your skills as a canyon wren’s definitive call cascades down ancient limestone cliffs. Below the chasm, the canyon’s raw beauty dances across mirrored water. While the primal nature of the river stirs hunger for spirited adventure, the river is also an undulant ribbon of wetland corridor and, against all odds, the lifeblood of the desert.

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Mariscal Canyon

Mariscal Canyon is remote and takes a minimum of one hour on dirt roads to reach. The canyon is the shortest of the major canyons on the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River and can be floated in one day. More...