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Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail is a 1 mile moderately 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 144 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Cave Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Washed out Fee No dogs
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Getting There

Big Bend National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

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Keith Trapp
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Nice trail. Not much shade but nice pour off view from the bottom.

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Lisa Casey
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Stephen Cook
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The trail is fun with the hiking through canyon and scrambling up and down boulders. The canyon is beautiful. At the end of the trail were hornets every where.

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Lauren Moore
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Mary Stillo
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Takanori Kajihara
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Sandy desert trail. The pouroff is unique and interesting. Flora is also one of the points in this trail.

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Josey Barrios
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This trail is short and sweet, beautiful views along the way, and a really cool pour off at the end. Don’t miss this one. As with most trails in the desert, if you go in the afternoon, prepare for no shade.

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Matthew Morris
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Sheri Tomkiewicz
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Easy trail with beautiful towering views! Highly suggest if you’re passing by and need to stretch your legs.

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Randy K
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Hiking

Easy hike to pour off smooth wall

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Short easy trail with big payoff! Beautiful scenery. Lots of bear scat but didn’t see any bears.

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Dan Upchurch
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Well worth the walk it’s an easy trail all the way to the end of the box Canyon. Whatever you do don’t stop before you get to the end because that’s where of the spectacular is!

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Claudia Xian
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Hiking

Short and easy hike that is SO WORTH doing! In my opinion the end view of this hike is cooler than that of Upper pouroff trail, and it requires much less effort to get there (although I definitely still recommend doing the Upper trail to walk through the canyon and see the pouroff from a different angle). The pouroff was massive and very impressive. A beautiful structure that demonstrates the amazing history and geography of the area.

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Tim Addison
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Nice short, easy trail to view the bottom of the pouroff. Not as spectacular as the upper trail, but i enjoyed doing both.

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Jei Lee
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Very easy hike but not much shade. Did see bear And mountain lion prints along the way. Be always on a lookout.

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bob saget
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Short and easy. The prettiest/coolest parts are the beginning and end. This is a must do if you are going to do the Upper trail. It gives context to how that one ends.

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Michelle Prange
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This is an easy trail to a very interesting geological feature.

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Curt Pervier
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Short hike following a dry creek bed to the pouroff. Amazing feature. Worth the effort to get there.

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Hayley B
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The upper part is more fun than the lower part.

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Paul Morelli
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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!

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Ron Angerer
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Easy hike with two canyons along the way. Definitely recommend doing this.

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Santiago Loetz
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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.

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Matthew Springer
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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!

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Adam Calder
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Hiking

I completed this trail the other day. I've always hiked in West Virginia and Kentucky. But I enjoyed hiking here more.

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Jack Tatsch
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Walking

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.

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Jack Tatsch
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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)

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Kim benz
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We took this in the early afternoon and it was quite hot. Short and not hard. Not much to see because it had been soooo dry. However at the end the Pour-off is spectacular so this short trail is worth it to take.

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Scott Krueger
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Sal Pietrzyk
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Lekha Kotha
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