• The exotic and remote lower canyons of the Rio Grande: a national Wild & Scenic River
  • Explore beautifully sculpted side canyons
  • Paddle 83 miles of delightful mixed water. We'll scout some rapids for excitement
  • Soak in hot springs under a desert sky
  • Packrafts- we can help you with the skills needed.
  • Perfect time for early colorful desert blooming flowers
  • Fascinating history and sites of those before us: Native Americans, explorers, gold miners, and others have left their mark
  • Limited to 4 at a max.


It's not easy to get to Big Bend in west Texas. That gooseneck of border isn't on the way to anywhere. And it's a daunting place once you arrive - searing summer heat, thorny vegetation, sheer rock canyons. It’s an arid, rugged, exposed land full of jutting volcanic outcrops. By the same token, it is mystical and haunting, with pockets of lush beauty where springs create oases or shady water pockets (tinajas) support soft, green ferns.

The Rio Grande winds through some 240 miles of outstanding paddling terrain with a Wild & Scenic River designation. More than 117 miles of that is within the Big Bend National Park, but the reach encompasses Colorado Canyon upstream of the park, and the Lower Canyons downstream.

To get the true taste of Chihuahuan desert, days of sustained, deep canyons, and a seriously remote experience, take on the Lower Canyons, from La Linda to Dryden, an 80-mile bit of solitude under some of the darkest night skies in North America, rife with side-canyons to explore, hot springs to soak in, rapids to dodge through and the exotic mystery of this storied borderland. When you say you've been down the Lower Canyons, even the locals perk up.

Talk to us about your skills and interest if you want to be one of the privileged ones to discover this adventure.

Trip starts and ends in Midland/Odessa airport Texas.

Meets in Midland/Odessa
Thursday, March 3 - Sunday, March 13, 2022
Cost: $1,999/person plus $300 packraft rental

To Register - Call Now! Contact the PPS office at 585-346-5597!

Or pay the deposit, we will contact you to complete your registration.

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