This is a .75 mile loop trail rated as an easy walk. There is a self-guiding booklet available at the trailhead. A boardwalk at the beginning of the trail takes you across a pond that I found very picturesque. On the other side of the pond you will pass through reeds and river flood plain vegetation, the trail then climbs 125 feet in a desert environment. From the top of the trail you will have a high, expansive view of the Rio Grand River, the nearby Mexican Boquillas village, and mountain ranges. The photo shows you a view from a high point along the hike.
Drive the 92 miles (148 km) from Lajitas to Presidio, it is just beautiful! The road (Highway 170) follows the Rio Grande, i.e. the border with Mexico. The landscape is fantastic! One feels really close to Mexico, with the locals wearing the white typical Mexican cowboy hat and donkeys roaming free on the road!
This picture is taken towards the Southeast, with Mexico on the right and the US on the left of the Rio Grande.
The beginning section of the Rio Grand Village Nature Trail is wheelchair accessible. Here a board walk will take you across a lovely pond. Since this trail head was very close to our trailer, and such a lovely sight, I visited the pond a number of times. If you look closely you may see turtles swimming along, sometimes just under the surface of the water. One day I saw a large number of them sunning themselves above the water on fallen tree branches. Other times I saw ducks and herons. And one day I saw a beaver, who slapped his tail as a warning before diving below the water’s surface. At night the sounds of frogs add music to the silhouette of trees and reeds. You may also spy a blue heron bedding down for the night.