River Mileages & Estimated Days Required
The charts below provide basic distance and estimated time for float trips on the Rio Grande. These calculations are estimates only. The feasibility of a particular trip varies with the season and river level. Always check current conditions before planning your float trip.
Big Bend Area and Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River [42k PDF File]
This chart provides basic distance and estimated time for float trips on the Rio Grande from Presidio to Langtry. The number of days estimated for each trip given certain safety and pleasure considerations, e.g. layover days, extended trip lengths, bad weather and injuries. Fifteen to twenty miles per day is a normal pace on the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River.
Did You Know?
The harvesting and processing of the candellila plant into wax has long been a border industry. In the 1950s, illegal wax camps could be found in Mariscal, Boquillas and the Lower Canyons. Observant floaters can still see remains of these camps along the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River today. More...