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Big Bend Ranch State Park Canoeing


category : Canoeing
Spectacular Colorado Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park offers among the finest rafting and canoeing opportunities along the Rio Grande. Bring your own gear, or hire a commercial outfitter in nearby Study Butte, Lajitas, or Terlingua. If planning to continue a trip downriver from Colorado Canyon into the canyons in Big Bend National Park, the necessary permits must be secured from the National Park Service.

FM 170 allows access to small recreation areas along the river and to rafting and canoeing "put-in" and "take-out" points.


Admission: Park Permit Required
Hours: Open Year Round
Address: 4 miles east of Presidio on FM 170
Phone: 432-229-3416
Our Website:www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/bigbend

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Trails

Fifty miles of hiking and backpacking trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park are accessible at trail heads along FM 170, and opportunities for short hikes abound at several locations along the interior park road. Day-Hiking

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping

Camping Areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170. Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets. 11

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Daily/Hourly horseback rides are offered at the Sauceda Ranch Headquarters with Park staff guiding visitors through some of park's canyon trails. For information and reservations please call office (432)229-3416

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The park interior offers 17 miles of Mountain Biking trails of levels 1-3 and 30 miles of gravel road. The Visitor Center at Sauceda offers mountain bikes for rent. The River Road-FM 170 parallels the Rio Grande with 25

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Canoeing

Spectacular Colorado Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park offers among the finest rafting and canoeing opportunities along the...