Santa Elena Canyon is the site of a kayaking trip in Big Bend which is unforgettable, where you can make your way through an awe-inspiring grotto of natural limestone tucked away in the mountains of far West Texas, like nothing you’ve ever seen before. To start planning your adventure, click here.

Santa Elena Canyon is also accessible by car on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, which has helped to make it the most popular canyon in Big Bend.

Kayaking is the best way to experience the full wonder of Big Bend.  The Rio Grande river winds its way through the Santa Elena Canyon for 13 miles.

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This float trip is a bucket list worthy adventure, that you will never forget!

Most of the trip is a leisurely paddle, but the Rock Slide section at the two mile point offers some stronger current

Big Bend River Tours is a local outfitter providing trips for those of all skill levels.  Trips range in length from one to three days.  Allowing adventure seekers to camp out in some extraordinary locations.

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Along the kayak trail, you will pass unbelievable sights, including 1,500 foot high limestone bluffs.

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