Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park
The sun sets behind the Chisos mountains in Big Bend National Park in west Texas on May 14, 2014. Boquillas del Carmen sits just across the Rio Grande river from the park.
Boquillas del Carmen is a tiny Mexican village of about 40 families just across the Rio Grande River from Big Bend National Park in west Texas. The border crossing from the park to the town was closed in 2002 after the events of 9/11 and reopened in 2013 with a new 3.2 million dollar border check point on the US side of the river. Visitors to Boquillas can access the crossing Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm.