A Wilderness of Stone and Water

For 196 miles, this free-flowing stretch of the Rio 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.

Good planning can make your trip more memorable.

Know Before You Go

Plan ahead and "know before you go" - this will increase your likelihood of a successful float trip on the Rio Grande.

Last updated: February 9, 2021

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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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