A River Trail, But Not As Nice As I Had Hoped

Rio Grande
If you look closely, there is a group of 6-8 Mexicans waiting to cross the shallow Rio Grande into the U.S.
User: Blaze - 3/5/2008

Location: Big Bend - Boquillas Canyon Trail

Rating: 1star
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 1.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 30 minutes

This is a short hike that takes you back into the Boquillas Canyon. It skirts the river and ends in a series of sand hills and cave weathered cliffs. The hike is not that spectacular and I was saddened to see a shanty shack across the river on the Mexican side.
Nearby (by car) is the Boquillas Overlook. It affords a nice view of the Rio Grande river. I was dismayed to see about 6-8 illegal aliens getting ready to cross the river into the park. I wanted to call the Park HQ so they could notify the Border Patrol, but I couldn’t get any cell phone coverage out there. The Border Patrol really needs to position some agents in the park because I could hear a lot of the illegal immigrants talking to each other on the two-way radio coordinating their plans. It is a good example of what the USA must do to control the flow of illegal immigrants.

Log Photos
Rio Grande
Boquillas Canyon Trail Map
View Of The Canyon
Area around Big Bend - Boquillas Canyon Trail
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