• Santa Elena Canyon

    Rio Grande

    Wild & Scenic River Texas

Plan Your Visit

Rio Grande Sunset
Rio Grande Sunset
NPS Photo/Cookie Ballou
Quiet and solitude are rare qualities in today’s modern world, but ones that exemplify the majesty of the Rio Grande. Canoeing or kayaking into any of the river’s breathtaking canyons is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience the heart of the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River. Whether you choose a day trip or a 10-day journey, each of these canyons will carry you into an ethereal world of water, rock, and sky.
Santa Elena Canyon

Planning a Float Trip

If you have the time and a spirit of adventure, you may want to consider a river trip. Seeing the park's canyons from the middle of the Rio Grande can be an incredible experience. more...


Local Outfitters

Information on guided trips, equipment rental, and shuttle services. more...

Did You Know?

Boquillas Canyon

Floating through Boquillas Canyon often takes a trip of at least two days with no major hazards. Since no rapids rate higher than Class II, this is an ideal trip on the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River for those with less experience. More...