Rio Grande, Texas, US
6) Boquillas Canyon: Rio Grande Village to La Linda (33.1 miles)
||I-II (varies with level)
Photo taken 11/17/10
Typical 3-5 day trip.
Minimum run for canoes and kayaks 150 cfs
Minimum Raft run ???
Stillwell Crossing (former listed/recommended take-out) is accessed through the Adams Ranch. Over
the past few years they have been moving out of the river access business. It is feasible to
take-out here still but you are much more likely to continue to La Linda, which is easier to get
Take-out on gravel bar below bridge at Heath Canyon Ranch. Arrangements will need to be made with
the caretaker of the ranch (Fred) before arriving at the take-out. If you are coming in from
Marathon to do this trip, it is easiest to stop by Fred's first and he will run your shuttle so
that your vehicle can be at the take-out when you get there. He charges a small landing fee (a
few bucks per person) at the take-out. Also for vehicle storage (a few dollars per day), for
overnight camping, and for shuttle ($100, cheap for the length and convenience), stopping at
headquarters so you can obtain your permit as well.
See also Big Bend National Park and their
descriptive site, Floating the Rio.
See also the descriptions in Southwest Paddler.
Put-in is approximately 1810' elevation.
Take-out is approximately 1700' elevation.
Therefore total elevation change is approximately 110'.
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Last Updated: 2010-11-17 15:14:39