Manzanita Spring Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Flat, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park 400 Pine Canyon Road Salt Flat, TX 79847-9400 By Phone Headquarters Visitor Center (915) 828-3251 Dog Canyon Ranger Station (575) 981-2418 By Fax 915-828-3269
Very well-preserved ranch at the end of this trail.
This trail is part of the loop on the east side just past the ranch. Early settlers used the spring as a lifeline for survival and also recreation. Entering the pond is prohibited of course, since it's basically a historic site.
This trail in on the way to Smith Spring. I believe it was a rancher's pond before the park was there. Lots of birds