Indian Head Trail

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Indian Head Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Terlingua, Texas and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

1.9 miles
95 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running


no shade

This is a very small trail to some Indian petroglyphs. The area is remote by park standards, but close to Terlingua. You'll rarely find other people along this trail even with the proximity to Terlinqua/Study Butte.

nature trips
28 days ago

Pretty darn awesome.

We are staying at an RV park close by and decided to do an evening walk and check out the petroglyphs. Go at sunset - it was amazing.

Tips for finding the trail: park your car and walk down to where you see a barbed wire fence that reads "US Border". Cross that (yep, seriously). Walk straight over a hill and you will see a sign that denotes the start of the trail.

The trail is not clearly marked but you can follow the many footprints or just walk around the large rock formations on your left until you see these crazy large red boulders with holes in them. You have now reached your destination.

3 months ago

Excellent, close to Terlingua trail in the NPS area with wonderful petroglyphs. Please oh please save them for our kid’s kids by just looking. Amazing history to marvel at.