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National Park Service News Release

For Immediate Release:
December 26, 2012
Contact(s):   David Elkowitz, Big Bend National Park, 541-326-9112,

Kat Kirby, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843,

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River -- This week’s National Park Getaway

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas – The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River encompasses 196 miles of the Rio Grande starting within the eastern half of Big Bend National Park and continuing eastward. It is wild, remote, scenic, and of true wilderness character.

In this region of open desert, rugged hills, and deep remote canyons, you can visit natural springs, hike rugged and wild side canyons, and experience class I to IV rapids. This area is unparalleled for those seeking solitude and access to the wide-open Texas sky.  Read more

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