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Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park
(4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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  • By far, this canyon is the best. Take a hike up and overlook the river and most all Big Bend. It's better when the desert is green I promise. 
  • There's a great sunrise/sunset overlook that's right off the road, but by all means hike the 1.7 mile (roundtrip) trail that actually allows you to enter the canyon and stand beneath its mammoth walls...  more »
  • It isn't Big Bend without the Rio Grande! An easy hike along the river with gorgeous views and amazing echoes thru the canyon. Cool temps in the shade but quite hot, sweaty in the sunlight. Hike here ...  more »