Rio Grande Village Nature Trail, Big Bend National Park

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  • One of the rangers told my husband this was the best trail in the park & not to miss it. It is enjoyable, but still not my favorite. If you're not camping in Rio Grande Village this is still easy to f...  more »
  • This trail is short but sweet. The Nature signs or markers have long since vanished, but it's still a peaceful walk, especially in the evening. As the sun sank down in the sky, the colors of the sky w...  more »
  • Better to visit early morning or evening - this trail starts at campground, is pretty busy and well used. Fabulous view over Rio Bravo and into mexico  more »
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  • Beautiful lookout point over the Rio Grande. Photographers: Do not miss this for sunsets! I almost skipped it for another location, but I'm very glad I didn't! You won't find a better trade off of easy, short hike and gorgeous photo opportunities in all of Big Bend. Was a bit hard to find at first during the slow season as everything was closed and no traffic around. You have to drive into RV parking and head to the far back corner of the lot and you'll see a tiny trail head between some trees. It's a very short, easy walk. If you're a bit more adventurous, hike up the short hill for a spectacular view. It can be quite windy up there, so hang onto your hat. Nothing but sky and gorgeous landscape. As the sun sets, don't forget to look behind you, as the shadows dance across the face of the mountains. You can't get the same photo twice. For reference, these photos were taken in June.
  • Quiet, natural, wild trail. It is in south end of big bend national park, you can see gorge and river(rio grande) there.
  • (Warning: Young adults from Central Florida visiting for the week) We purposefully entered this hike with the intention of CAPTURING THE SUNSET- you can see it sink all the way to the horizon. As the sun set, the view behind us of various ledges and hills were cast in an EVER-CHANGING ARRAY OF SHADOWS AND DARK COLORS- very pretty. THE HIKE IS PRETTY EASY along the dusty trails. Most of it is flat until you get to the overlook which seems to be at the top of a hill. We shared the space with about a dozen others yet it NEVER FELT CROWDED up there.
  • Easy and interesting trail near the campground
  • I walked this after dark, taking my life into my own hands but the payoff was great, all sorts of creatures, mostly frogs, filling the air with a chorus of river noise.
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