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Blue Creek Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,693 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips

bird watching


wild flowers


no shade

no dogs

27 days ago

We hiked up this trail starting at Homer Wilson Ranch. First section mainly in dry river beds makes walking hard. Once switchbacks start they are steep but don’t forget to look back as you climb higher for amazing views to the west. On a clear day you can see Santa Elena canyon in the distance. Concludes at Laguna Meadow Campsites in the high Chisos.

Wed Jan 03 2018

Beautiful hike up the drainage through some lush canyon foliage, nice rock formations, and a grueling climb to the peak. All very much worth the effort.

Sun Dec 31 2017

Gradual climb until the last several miles when you climb out of the drainage. Interesting rock formations

Tue Oct 24 2017

much more difficult than the loop trails, miles of loose gravel, overgrown thorny trails, and confusing dry River forks, did see a monster tarantula on the dry riverbed which was really cool.

4 months ago

Thu Mar 14 2019

Wed Nov 28 2018

Thu Mar 01 2018

Sat Feb 27 2016