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Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path may be an understatement for Dog Canyon. This is what makes it a special place... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2012
Lewisville, Texas
Dog Canyon Get Away

If you're looking for a remote place to pitch a tent and enjoy nature WAY off the grid, this is the... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2011
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Mar 17, 2017
“Nothing there but campground and a bathroom ”
Nov 29, 2016
“Fantastic hiking”
Canyon in which there are campgrounds, a ranger station, and a corral if you need a place to keep your horse for the night.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Long one way drive. Nothing there when you get there. We saw the sign that said El Paso gap and thought it was a mountain pass to El Paso but it's not. At least not without 4 wheel drive. Only saw a gravel rough road....More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank newtovegasTexas
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I visited in November 2016 and did the Marcus loop (14 miles) over a three day period with my kids (9 & 12). First, you have to accept the Guadalupe Mountains and park for what they are--there is no water in the back country and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank mtfriess
Reviewed November 3, 2016

If anything equals the Outback of Australia, it is this area. It is about a 55 mile drive to get here and as you do you encounter less and less people and cars and more and more wildlife. It is worth the trip. Regards, OldeBear

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank OldeBear
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Dog Canyon does not get much publicity and I've already written one review inviting people to visit this jewel in the north of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This review will be dedicated to a visit from November, 2015. I set out to visit Dog Canyon...More

Date of experience: November 2015
5  Thank Sean K
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This review is intended to encourage people to visit Dog Canyon, especially those who have already visited Guadalupe Mnts, but who have stuck to the southern areas. I also hope that this review give some positive exposure to the park in general. While Guadalupe Peak...More

Date of experience: June 2014
9  Thank Sean K
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were pretty disappointed to make the long drive over to this secluded area of the park to find out a fire had come through in 2010 and left much of the area bare. The nature trail is no longer there and the hike to...More

Date of experience: March 2013
3  Thank Texans112
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Off the beaten path may be an understatement for Dog Canyon. This is what makes it a special place for those who enjoy solitude. As the crow flies it's only about 10 miles from Pine Springs Campground and the headquarters of Guadalupe Mountains National Park,...More

Date of experience: January 2012
12  Thank Climb_Big_Bend
Reviewed March 18, 2011

If you're looking for a remote place to pitch a tent and enjoy nature WAY off the grid, this is the place you're looking for! Make sure you take everything you need for the length of your stay, because it will take over an hour...More

6  Thank largebore
Reviewed October 7, 2010

We went there by accident trying to find a new route to El Paso from the Carlsbad Cavers area. We stopped at the end of the road in Dog Canyon in our small motor homr, and decided to spend the night. After hiking up some...More

8  Thank ChefGL1
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