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Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park

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Rio Grande is located in Big Bend National Park. To visit Rio Grande and get the most from your holiday in Big Bend National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Big Bend National Park road trip planning website .
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  • I thought it would be much wilder, but overall it was a treat to hike alongside the river and into the canyons.  more »
  • This is a great place to visit. It has multiple areas around the park to visit. We enjoyed it most at the Santa Elena canyon. The whole area along the river is lush and green and you can see the disti...  more »
  • We drove to the point where the rio grande borders with Mexico. It was cool to be there, but the water is pretty brown, so not so pretty for me.  more »

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Where to stay in Big Bend National Park

To spend the night in Big Bend National Park, pitch your tent in one of three developed campgrounds or bunk down in one of the rooms or cottages at the Chisos Mountains Lodge. Of the three campgrounds, Chisos Basin, known for colorful mountain sunsets, is easiest to reach. Rio Grande Village and Cottonwood, however, provide scenic settings of their own along the Rio Grande River. A few motels lie just outside the park, but options are limited. If you need a broader range of choices, consider staying in Marfa, a two-hour drive north of the heart of the park.
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