Popular Hike to Magnificent View of Santa Elena Canyon

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User: gbarto - 3/4/2016

Location: Big Bend - Santa Elena Canyon

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 1star
Miles Hiked: 1.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


The first part of the hike is climbing a number of stairs but you're too distracted by the great view to mind. Once you reach the canyon you're treated to magnificent rock faces on each side of the Rio Grande. Kayakers finishing their Big Bend Rio Grand River trip pass by every so often to land near the trailhead. 

Area around Big Bend - Santa Elena Canyon
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