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Address: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Scenic canyon with unique animal and plant life.

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While it is a long drive to get to the Texas / New Mexico, it is all worth it when you hike this place. So many beautiful views and we experienced several weather changes during... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While it is a long drive to get to the Texas / New Mexico, it is all worth it when you hike this place. So many beautiful views and we experienced several weather changes during our hike. It started sunny, had numerous gusts over 30 miles / hour and it showered on us in the area where the path starts... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent hike--the scenery is beautiful and the trail is great. It's awesome to descend from the rim of the canyon and make your way down into the canyon. The landscape changes, but everything stays stunningly beautiful. The hike itself is not difficult at all--the trail is well-maintained and I would consider it moderate in difficulty.

Thank beckytkm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is an interesting hike along a well-marked trail. You hike in the canyon along a spring-fed stream. The walnut, Texas madrone, and sugar maple trees along with Douglas fir and ponderosa pine make for an amazing display of red, orange, rust yellow and green Fall colors. You will enjoy seeing Pratt cabin, the grotto,and Hunter Cabin along the trail.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I had hiked McKittrick about 30 years ago and I remember there being very few people at that time. However, this time it was a very crowded area and just one person after another both coming and going. The number of people kind of detracted from the overall experience of being outside and enjoying the natural world. There were so... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We drove the road just before sunset and encountered lots of wildlife and a lovely and gradually deepening evening. Regards, OldeBear

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Ruston, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were disappointed that there were no fall colors. Apparently we needed to be a week or two later.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Relatively easy, well-marked and nicely maintained trail. Fall colors were found in trees and wild flowers. Lots of butterflies added even more color.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This tour is rather flat but still impressive, though not as impressive as a mountain hike. It`s good for very hot days since there is a lot of shady trees. For the views: it gets more interesting at the end of the canyon when you start into higher elevation.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We enjoyed this hike. It starts off in desert and you have to negotiate your way across the creek a few times. Then as you enter the mouth of the canyon it begins to resemble a rain forest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a day, and I wanted to do Devils's Hall. We just did the nature trail, which is just under one mile. I would recommend you first watch the 7 minute video about the area. It is a fun introduction before diving into the hike. The hike tells a story which is amazing to think about....all these beautiful canyon... More 

1 Thank Sondra W

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