Two small river canyons that are often overlooked and not regularly paddled are San Vicente and Hot Springs. These canyons, and the stretch of river between them, are located between the river access at Solis and Rio Grande Village. Together, they comprise about 20 miles of scenic beauty that usually has few hazards and plenty to see.The put-ins for this section of river are located at various points along the primitive River Road. A rugged high-clearance vehicle is required to access these areas.
Hot Springs Canyon: A Gentle Day Float
A relaxing 1/2 day float trip through Hot Springs Canyon is a great experience.for all skill levels. Launch at the river put-in near the Gravel Pit campsites along the River Road East (high clearance vehicle required), and float through open desert, past the historic Langford Hot Springs, and through small, but scenic Hot Springs Canyon to the Rio Grande Village take-out. This trip is approximately 5 miles long and gentle at most river levels..
San Vicente Canyon: A leisurely overnight trip
Start this trip from the river access at Solis, approximately 16 miles along the River Road East, and float all the way to the Rio Grande Village takeout for a total float trip of 20 miles (includes Hot Springs Canyon).
River Guide to Mariscal and Boquillas Canyons
NEW! Newly revised version of the classic river guide, with updated text and new full-color maps and photos. Includes the San Vicente and Hot Springs Canyon section of the Rio. 20 8.5"x11" waterproof laminated pages. Coil bound for easy reading during your float trip.
Last updated: July 26, 2022