Marufo Vega is the name of a hike in the southeastern part of the park. It is a "lollipop loop" where you hike in five miles to a trail split forming a loop, which goes to the Rio Grande in the Boquillas Canyon. The complete route is 14 miles. I hiked in on the northern branch and camped soon after where the north branch turns to parallel the river. This was the only hike I went on where I saw no other people the entire time.
Looking ahead to the the Sierra del Carmen mountains in Mexico.
The beginning of the hike in the desert plain.
A large cricket rests on my shoe lace.
The trail goes up the left side of this ridge.
A cactus grows right out of a rock.
The Rio Grande.
My campsite near the river.
Sunrise and the Boquillas Canyon.
Continue to K-Bar car camping