Santa Elena in Rio Grande Valley is widely known because of the sheer limestone walls and the iconic Rock Slide Rapid. Rafting Santa Elena Canyon is a real test of your rafting skills due to the increased challenges of the rapids. All rapids must be carefully negotiated.
The place offers stunning views of the spectacular canyons and beautiful coves. Remember to carry plenty of extra batteries and films since you will take a lot of pictures. You will explore a lot of sites such as coves, ancient Indian pictographs, and side canyons.
You may also see endangered wild burros and peregrine falcons. Note that it is mandatory for everyone to wear a life jacket in Santa Elena. The river becomes pushy as you approach the Mexican wall and therefore boats can be rammed to the mountain. You can camp and explore this majestic place for several days. Nothing can be compared to floating through this wonderful canyon.