One of the best ways to relax on vacation is to appreciate the local wildlife and vegetation. Tensions melt when you spend time away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life surrounded by nature. When you want to venture beyond Rio Bonito’s beautiful resort, the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge will provide a wonderful experience and show you the best of what the Hill Country has to offer.

Once you enter the refuge, you’ll have access to 8 miles of hiking trails, letting you see a great deal of the area. Along the way, enjoy the spectacular views of the cedar forests and many rocky creeks and meadows. But the best part of the refuge is of course the animals within it. The refuge is particularly known for its unique importance to birds, including the Texas native Golden-cheek Warbler and the once nearly-extinct Black-capped Vireo. The refuge is the ultimate destination for nature lovers of all kinds!

Looking for more information? Check out the official website for the refuge here. The beauty of Texas is everywhere, but you can get a wonderful slice of it nearby when you stay at Rio Bonito! Join us to experience Texas at its best!

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