Big Bend–Down to Boquillas Canyon

Panther Junction to Rio Grande Village

The drive to Rio Grande Village traverses ancient limestone and has marvelous vistas across the river to the magnificent Sierra del Carmen escarpment. In twenty miles, the road descends nearly two thousand feet.

There are several worthwhile stops and highlights along the way. We saw several examples of rock layers and cactus.

Just across the Rio Grande is the Mexican town of Boquillas. Boquillas Canyon is one of Big Bend’s most scenic spots. The Rio Grande Village Nature Trail is an excellent birding location; it crosses a wetland spring with a viewing platform then gradually climbs to a promontory with excellent panoramic views.

At days end we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the Sierra del Carmen mountains.

Juan Raul Davis “Johnny” Rodriguez (born December 10, 1951 in Sabinal, Texas) is an American country music singer. He is a Latin American country music singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds, and even singing verses of songs in Spanish.