Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Davis, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

no shade

All of the trails are earthen paths. Some are uneven due to their composition of rock and soil. It is recommended that visitors wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles. 

Interpretive Guide Booklets for the Modesta Canyon Trail and Clayton's Overlook are sold at the Powell Visitor Center Information Desk.



walking
3 months ago

The map as shown as of June 2018 does not reflect the actual trail. Go through the Powell Visitor Center and take a left out the back door to go to the Garden's 'front gate'. From there, the Hummingbird Trail, Botanical Garden, and Cactus Greenhouse will be in front of you. Wind your way along the beautiful paths and learn about desert adaptations, the families of plants you see, and pollinators. The cactus greenhouse features a spectacular collection of Chihuahuan Desert native cacti, the largest publicly accessible collection of its kind. A must see.

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful ecosystems in the desert especially going into canyon. lots of opportunities to see critters, birds, tracks and life abound. the exhibit with learning garden is extensive and a great display of native plants.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016