Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park

#1 of 39 in Things to do in Big Bend National Park
Canyon · Nature / Park
Santa Elena Canyon is located in Big Bend National Park. To visit Santa Elena Canyon on your holiday in Big Bend National Park, and find out what else Big Bend National Park has to offer, use our Big Bend National Park.
Create an itinerary including Santa Elena Canyon

Santa Elena Canyon reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
674 reviews
  • If you do the Santa Elena Canyon Trail, you can get a close up experience of the Rio Grande. The trail is 1.5 miles with 610 feet elevation gain. We did this hike on Saturday, October 30. I was.....  more »
  • An easy trail that is less than two miles round trip along the north side of the Rio Grande. Several stones were in place in the Terlingua creek, so our feet did not get wet during the creek...  more »
  • Great trail with moderate difficulty
  • Very nice trail in Big Bend National Park. We have visited in April mid it was bit hot. We planned to visit early morning & it was great decision. We enjoyed lot. Very joyful & excellent trail. Lot many photo points. Could not enjoy the river boat due to insufficient time.

Plan your trip to Big Bend National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.