Rafting down the Rio Grande on the one-day trip from Lajitas to the mouth of the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park. Due to heavy water use upstream with a continued decline in flow, the one day trip is not likely possible. A trip upstream from the mouth of the canyon might be more practical if a short expedition is desired.

The Santa Elena canyon cuts a deep swath through the rock just southeast of Lajitas.

The mouth of the Santa Elena canyon and the end of the line for our rafting trip in Big Bend National Park, which lies adjacent to Lajitas.

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