It is an irresistible playground where unruly rapids check your skills as a canyon wren’s definitive call cascades down ancient limestone cliffs. Below the chasm, the canyon’s raw beauty dances across mirrored water. While the primal nature of the river stirs hunger for spirited adventure, the river is also an undulant ribbon of wetland corridor and, against all odds, the lifeblood of the desert.
Hwy 118 south from Alpine; Hwy 385 south from Marathon; FM 170 from Presidio through Study Butte.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
c/o Big Bend National Park Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
79834 Big Bend National Park