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Address: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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Scenic canyon with unique animal and plant life.

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Awesome Fall Colors

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Zubbydog
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 October 13, 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 October 12, 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 September 27, 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 September 6, 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 August 20, 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 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

The trail was closed after Pratt Lodge, so I didn't make it the whole way to McKittrick Ridge. The trail was fairly flat to the lodge, so the hike was fairly easy. The canyon makes for nice scenery along the way. The maple trees were interesting to see in Texas, but I'm from Michigan, so maples aren't exactly a novelty.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We did this hike early morning, the first ones in, and had a great time. The 2.4 mile hike to Pratt Cabin is what I'd call an "easy" hike, but is designated "moderate". It's a loose gravel trail, no way to get lost and fairly level. Lots to see along the way, beautiful plants and if you're the first one... More 

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