Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Ross Maxwell Drive, below Sotol Vista. Turn right off Ross Maxwell Drive to a parking lot, at the end of the spur road.
The upper part is more fun than the lower part.
Wonderful lesser-know trail in the Western area of Big Bend. The upper part of the trail is about a 4-mile round trip and follows a drainage through several small but scenic canyons. There is a natural arch above the trail which you can scramble into. The trail ends abruptly at a beautiful grotto where you are stopped by a sheer 100-foot drop-off. The trail is relatively flat, though there is a little easy rock scrambling to do. Recommended!
Easy hike with two canyons along the way. Definitely recommend doing this.
After following a trail for a short distance you begin to follow a dry creek bed until you get to the dry waterfall. Along the way we saw tons of lizards and even a few velvet spiders. Once we got to the waterfall my friend and I climbed up into the cave and saw a pretty huge moth.
The hike is short and easy and leads directly to the bottom of an eroded cutout in the canyon. The view is amazing, and there is another hike that runs along to the top of the waterfall. While climbing to the lower cutout area, a huge moth was found sleeping in the darkness. There was also many kinds of insects and lizards all along the trail to observe, including some red spider mites!
I completed this trail the other day. I've always hiked in West Virginia and Kentucky. But I enjoyed hiking here more.
The picture of the sign is no longer there, as it was in 1994. My brother-in-law climbed up into the cave, which is almost impossible today.
I've done this trail about 10 times over the years. It's about 1/2 mile one way; and follows a creek bed almost the entire distance. You end up at a dry waterfall (over 100' high)