Odessa Meteor Crater Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Odessa Meteor Crater Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Odessa, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.3 miles
13 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers

no shade

historic site

A short hike in a very interesting area This is a short easy hike in and around a 50,000 year old meteor crater. Information sheets are available in the museum. Signs are posted along the trail telling what scientists have learned. A 165 ft deep shaft was drilled looking for meteor pieces. Covered picnic benches are available in several areas. This is a nice short hike and a break area if you are passing through.

8 months ago

Interesting museum with exhibits, the actual strike is gone, you just see remnants of digs. Go for the Museum.

8 months ago

simple path around a meteor strike

9 months ago

Just a little dirt path with some signs talking about the meteorite. Be a goo spot to picnic.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

not too shabby short but informative

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Short scraggly trail, the crater is pretty near filled in completely, the signs with information on the crater are worn out with some words too distorted to read. There's a small one room museum and the guy working their seemed to hate his job. All in all it was a complete waste of 20 minutes of my life.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The crater is not very deep anymore. They really upgraded the site when the new visitor center was built.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, December 24, 2016