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Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden

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Fort Davis, Texas

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 bird watching and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 26 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

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Contact

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.

For more information visit: http://www.cdri.org/botanical-gardens.html

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Reviews (12)
Photos (4)
Recordings (5)
Completed (16)
Jean-Claude Linossi
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Hiking

Great place to learn about desert flora and fauna.

Jill Leach
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Hiking

We hiked into the canyon. The markers and educational material was very interesting. Really enjoyed this hike and the learning along the trail.

ash rios rodriguez
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We had a great time with the kids. Nice variation in the trail. The canyon was a lotta fun.

Bobbie Padovano
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Hiking

The hiking trail here can be either easy or moderate depending on which trail you choose. My husband and I are in our early sixties and we enjoyed the hike very much. We hiked the whole loop. First down the canyon. Be careful here going down into the canyon. Take your time. Then hike up and around the first mountain. Beautiful views when you reach the top. Then a hike up to Clayton’s Overlook. And on the way there is a stationary view finder where you can see the McDonald Observatory domes located in the Davis Mountains. What a nice surprise. It took us two hours. The trails are marked very well on the first half of the trail and barrow markers are place very well showing the way. Next time we are in this location would definitely do this hike again. Overall an exhilarating hike. Highly recommend.

Todd Fitzgerald
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Hiking

Nice little stroll thru the area. Lots of flowering desert plants and butterflies in the area.

Lisa Gordon
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Walking

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.

Shawna W.
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Hiking
First to Review

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.

Dacus Stewart
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Dana T.
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Mike Constant
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Amy Baker
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Ray Hunter
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