"They crossed the del Norte"
iew of the Rio Grande from the Overlook Park at White Rock, New Mexico
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alikeiew of the Rio Grande from the Overlook Park at White Rock, New Mexico - Credit: Andreas F. Borchert

The Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo, is the Mexican name for the Rio Grande, the 1,896 mile (3,051 km) long river that flows from southwestern Colorado in the United States to the Gulf of Mexico. A stretch of the river serves as the boundary between the U.S. state of Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.