The biggest rivers in Texas aren't separated in size by as much as you might think.

Image by Mike from Pixabay and Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
Image by Mike from Pixabay and Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

The Fun!

Are you in the mood for a little river rafting? Maybe some inner tubing? How about just enjoying some of the natural splendor that Texas has to offer? I have three of the longest rivers in and out of Texas for you to check out.

Number 3.

Coming in at third place as the "Biggest River In Texas" is the Brazos at 1280 miles, about 700 miles short of number one. 700 miles is quite a distance and I certainly wouldn't want to walk it, but it does seem like it should be an even farther distance away from number one. Of that 1280 miles of river, 840 miles of it are in Texas.

Number 2.

The Red River takes the second spot at 1360 miles, just 540 miles short of that to spot. But, only 680 miles of that are within the state of Texas. The river also runs through Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Number 1.

You guessed it, the might Rio Grande takes the top spot at 1900 miles. There is a are 1,250 miles of the Rio Grande in Texas, even if we share border/river bragging rights with Mexico. The Rio Grande, even though it is "Texas Size" is only the 4th biggest river in the United States. Even though the river can go to a depth of sixty feet in spots, there are too many high spots for it to be used for cargo ships and the like.

And The Shortest Is...

Just for comparison, the shortest river in the State Of Texas is the Comal River in New Braunfels. The river is spring fed and only runs 2 1/2 miles.

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