Having driven and hiked around Big Bend NP, we added another layer of adventure – floating down the Rio Grande. This was a full day canyon float with Big Bend River Tours, and we had to make reservations well in advance since spring break was underway during our visit.
Seeing Big Bend National Park by car gave us some broad impressions, but it wasn’t until we pulled on our hiking boots and followed some trails that we could really let the beautiful surroundings engulf us. Hiking is always our favorite way to experience places up close, and with hundreds of miles of opportunities to choose from, we couldn’t wait to get out there.
I can see now why Big Bend National Park is the least-visited national park. Coming here is not just a casual stop along the route to lots of other places; it’s remote location makes it a destination that requires driving more than two hours south of the nearest interstate highway. That’s a good thing, and a bad thing, at the same […]
Leaving the Texas Canyons Behind Before exiting Seminole Canyon State Park, we made a quick stop just up the road at awe-inspiring Pecos Canyon. This canyon was formed by the Pecos River, which flows from the mountains of New Mexico for almost 1,000 miles through West Texas before dumping into the Rio Grande. Folklore has it that the river is where […]