Imposing Big Bend Canyon View
April 15, 2022
March 25, 2022 - An imposing view of Big Bend National Park's austere canyon terrain carved by the Rio Grande River in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sanderson, Texas area of responsibility at an overlook with the river below flowing beyond the horizon along the U.S./Mexico border. This area is one of the most remote and unforgiving areas along the entire southwest border and provides insight into the hardships faced by anyone who isn't properly prepared to hike and climb any part of it ... including migrants.
From an elevation of less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, the Big Bend National Park (located in Southwest Texas) includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains, and the ever-changing Rio Grande River. Visitors enjoy scenic vistas, diverse wildlife, outdoor adventure, historic sites, dark skies, and border culture.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Greg L. Davis.