A Wilderness of Stone and Water

For 196 miles, this free-flowing stretch of the Rio Grande winds its way through desert expanses and stunning canyons of stratified rock. For the well prepared, an extended float trip provides opportunities to explore the most remote corner of Texas and experience the ultimate in solitude, self-reliance, and immersion in natural soundscapes.

Canoers paddling through Boquillas Canyon
Plan Your Visit

The Rio Grande serves as the southern boundary of Big Bend National Park.

View of the Rio Grande near the mouth of Boquillas Canyon
Learn About the Park

The Rio Grande flows through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the American West.

Last updated: August 21, 2023

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Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
c/o Big Bend National Park
PO Box 129

Big Bend National Park, TX 79834


(432) 477-2251

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