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Easy lovely hike to Pratt's cabin

Be sure to hike at least as far Pratt's cabin. Then sit in the Adiraonic chairs and porch rocking... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2019
BostonEngineer
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Boston
Beautiful, but would be best in the Fall

I hiked the McKittrick Canyon trail in March 2019, and in spite of the greenery at that time, I can... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2019
Previa1994
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Stopped in after visiting Carlsbad Cavern, not really much to see or do. The ranger was friendly. We walked a little ways and then went back to driving.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Peggy S
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Be sure to hike at least as far Pratt's cabin. Then sit in the Adiraonic chairs and porch rocking chairs and enjoy the view for a few minutes. This is a surprisingly lush trail for a desert climate. We were going to turn around at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

I hiked the McKittrick Canyon trail in March 2019, and in spite of the greenery at that time, I can imagine that the trail would be much more beautiful with colors in the Fall. I hiked up to the Grotto with a snack break at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed March 28, 2019

My husband and I hiked the McKittrick Canyon Trail (to the Grotto and back - 7 miles). It was a really gray, foggy day, but it was still a beautiful hike! It's a pretty hike, and I really liked that there are several stopping and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alexis B
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Loved hiking in the canyon. The contrast between scrub, desert plants, and then getting to areas with brilliant fall foliage is amazing, and unlike anything I have ever seen. The walking is rocky but easy, so it’s really a must do if you are in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

McKittrick Canyon is so very beautiful in any season BUT Fall is stunning. The leaves colors are breath taking. It had rained the day before and the stream was flowing higher than usual. Take your time. Look up at the mountains above you. You actually...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JamieKaye
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a mostly level graveled trail to the cabin. Takes about 3 or 4 hours round trip. Take water and enjoy the scenery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chadz52
Reviewed August 24, 2018

McKittrick Canyon is a beautiful place to enjoy the Guadalupe Mountains. The hiking trail is fairly flat and easy to navigate. We did not have time to hike the whole trail, but were surprised at the number of families with small children that were planning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PamRoad
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a wonderful place to hike and if you've got a whole day to enjoy it you will be amazed at the changes in plant life as you hike up the canyon. Even and hour or two will be rewarding. I'm a Texan and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jrhales77
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Even in the heat of the day, the canyon is incredible in it's history of being so far below water during prehistoric times. The geology itself is worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Geronima1
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For the first 2 hours, you are in the canyon, a valley, very flat. Then the trail moves upward into the mountain range and the view gets great. Just do it!
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