Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.6 miles 52 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Panther Juntion: Travel 6 miles east on the road to the Rio Grande Village. The trailhead is at the Dugout Wells Picnic Area

1 year ago

Not our favorite trail, but it's interesting and informative. There are placards along the walk giving facts about the ecosystem and history of the area. It could be that it's not our favorite because the kids were so wary of setting a single toe off the path since it's enclosed by cacti! Two members of our group were pulling blind prickly pear spines from fingers from accidentally brushing them.

1 year ago

3 years ago

An oasis in the desert! Away from this spot, there is very little green, and where the moisture is 50' trees and other greenery is growing. Lots of birds and other animals. A road goes completely around the spot, and trails go through the area.