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Boquilla Canyon

Big Bend National Park

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Boquilla Canyon
Boquilla Canyon formed over millions of years as the land steadily rose and the Rio Grande River cut downward through the massive escarpment that forms the western flank of the Sierra Del Carmen, a north-to-south trending uplift that extends across the Texas and Mexico border in the eastern Big Bend area. Cretaceous age formations exposed in the canyon mouth (Boquillas means litttle mouths in Spanish). Crom bottom to top, the canyon walls consist of the Del Carmen Limestone (lower cliff), Sue Peaks Formation (shaley slope), and Santa Elena Limestone (upper slope).


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