Rio Grande Village Nature Trail

Big Bend National Park, Texas 79834

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain220ft
Trailhead Elevation1,837ft
Top1,930ft
Elevation Min/Max1837/1930ft
Elevation Start/End1837/1837ft

Rio Grande Village Nature Trail

Rio Grande Village Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,837 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 220 feet.

Rio Grande Village Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Rio Grande Village Nature Trail is an easy walk that takes the hiker through very diverse ecosystems and shows the different human lifestyles practiced on opposite sides of the Rio Grande. The trail begins with a 150-foot boardwalk that crosses a wetland created by a beaver dam and fed by a warm spring. The abundant springwater allows for plants and animals not normally associated with desert settings. Willows, reeds, insects, and fish make their home in this special ecosystem. The uncommon habitat is also a haven for many species of birds.

As you climb the hill leaving the spring area, note the dramatic change in the surrounding environment. Not only does the plant life make an abrupt change, turning to desert scrub and cacti, but even the air becomes drier. At the top of the hill, the loop trail forks.Take the trail to the right."

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Big Bend National Park
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Oct 2018