Boquillas Canyon -- Big Bend NP TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 11.655 W 102° 55.428
13R E 701865 N 3231291
Quick Description: Boquillas Canyon is an amazing show of what a little water and a little grit, and a little pressure can do to solid rock
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2017 12:59:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMV00Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
The Boquillas Canyon Overlook gives an amazing view of the Rio Grande, which carved the dramatic Boquillas Canyon.

An interpretive sign at the overlook reads as follows:

"BOQUILLAS CANYON

The massive cliffs of the Sierra Del Carmen appear unyielding, yet the Rio Grande is carved to Gorge 1300 feet deep directly through the escarpment. Boquillas Canyon is so narrow that the entrance is almost invisible at this distance.

From the trailhead 1 mile down the road, hike the short Boquillas Canyon trail to the canyon entrance. Beside the water, between towering walls, you can see and hear how water acts as a liquid rasp, grinding the gorge deeper with tons of silt and sand.

Canyon cutting
the Rio Grande established its present course on basin filling sediments that covered the rocks and faults we see exposed today. The river eroded through the surface layers and cut the steep sided canyons in the more resistant Lower Cretaceous limestones. Today you can see those ancient limestone formations exposed in the canyon walls.

[graphic]
2 million years ago
Ancestral Rio Grande

Today
Steep-walled canyon
Fault block"
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 25.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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