If you’re not familiar with the Rio Grande River, there’s a lot for you to learn. The river is quite long, but that’s not really what makes it so memorable or formidable. The location and history of this particular river are what make it so very dangerous.
The Rio Grande River is the fifth-longest river in North America and the 20th in the world. It originates in the Rocky Mountains of south-central Colorado and runs all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The river’s official name is Rio Grande del Norte and is also known as Rio Bravo or Rio Bravo del Norte.
Yes, there are crocodiles in the Rio Grande River. NBC told the story of one Mexican fisherman who caught a 7.5-foot crocodile in the area of the Rio Grande forming the border between Texas and Mexico. Since then, the border police have officially confirmed that there are definitely crocodiles present in the water.
Only you can decide whether or not a trip to the Rio Grande River is “worth it.” There is definitely something to be gained by visiting various sections of the river. Take the time to find the beauty of the Rio Grande, and get out there to explore what you can do to help restore a piece of its former glory.