Odessa Meteor Crater Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Odessa, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A short hike in a very interesting area This is a short easy hike in and around a 50,000 year old meteor crater. Information sheets are available in the museum. Signs are posted along the trail telling what scientists have learned. A 165 ft deep shaft was drilled looking for meteor pieces. Covered picnic benches are available in several areas. This is a nice short hike and a break area if you are passing through.
Short scraggly trail, the crater is pretty near filled in completely, the signs with information on the crater are worn out with some words too distorted to read. There's a small one room museum and the guy working their seemed to hate his job. All in all it was a complete waste of 20 minutes of my life.
The crater is not very deep anymore. They really upgraded the site when the new visitor center was built.