Rio Grande

Discover America’s Last Frontier

  • Length: Varies by Trip
  • Duration: 1/2 - 10 days
  • Difficulty: Class II Rafting |
  • Class III Canoeing
  • Best Rapid: Panther & Rockslide
  • Rec. Level: 300 - 500 cfs
  • Put-in: Varies by Trip
  • Take-out: Varies by Trip
  • Season: Year-round

Canoeing the Rio Grande with Far Flung Outdoor CenterThe canyons of the Rio Grande and Big Bend National Park are home to some of America’s most spectacular rafting and canoeing scenery. Five different canyons await you: Santa Elena, Colorado, Mariscal, and Boquillas canyons, plus, the extensive Lower Canyons. Far Flung Outdoor Center is highly experienced in rafting them all, and we look forward to helping you discover the unique personalities of each one.

Rafting on the Rio Grande is a Class II experience, while canoeing is Class III. Our guided rafting trips are family-friendly adventures and even our canoeing trips (the watercraft of choice when water levels are occasionally too low for rafting) are suitable for most skill levels.

The Rio Grande defines the curve that is known as “the Big Bend” of Texas. This vast area of desert, mountains, and river has been home to all manner of cultures and walks of life, from Native American tribes and homesteading cattle ranchers to miners, cavalry troops, and a Mexican bandit known as Pancho Villa.  

The river is rich in botanical wonders, as well as animals and birdlife. Big Bend National Park lies within the winter migratory path of many beautiful and even rare North American and tropical birds, so if birding is your passion, you’ve come to a birdwatcher’s paradise.

You’ll find our guides well versed in the history, flora, and fauna of the Rio Grande and Big Bend National Park. We know how to blend fun with learning in a way that keeps everyone entertained and ready for more adventure. Our field knowledge and passion for sharing what we know, along with our years of backcountry experience, make Far Flung Outdoor Center an excellent choice for your Big Bend river and trail adventures.

To book your trip on the Rio Grande call Far Flung Outdoor Center at 800.839.7238!