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1 month ago

This is the best trail in Picture Canyon to follow. It is well marked and is about the only trail that is not grown over.

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2 months ago

An easy hike with beautiful scenery on all sides. The grass is tall and at points the trail is rather thin, so definitely bring bug spray and avoid shorts if you can.

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3 months ago

Did the big loop, it was a good time. Didn't see another hiker until the last 2 miles.

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4 months ago

Beautiful trail. The trail however is very overgrown. I suggest very sturdy boots, tall socks or long pants. Lots of pokey grasses and cacti. Beware when you bring your dogs. It can get very hot in the canyon in summer so bring lots of water. Best time to hike imo is during late fall. Download lots of other people’s maps and you can get a gorgeous 4 -5 mile hike in. The cliff drawings are gorgeous. More can be found by the homestead ruins.

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over grown
4 months ago

Map at parking area essentially useless. The trais are a narrow path thru knee high grass and weeds. We were unable to locate the picture canyon. Disappointed!

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7 months ago

After we found it we had a wonderful afternoon walking and looking for petroglyphs. Some of the trail markers are in poor shape but we had no problem following the trail. Get there early and spend the day. Make sure to take plenty of water and snacks you are a long way from anywhere. From Campo take 4th and go the county Road 24 and take a left take a right at the sign and keep driving.

Initially, I visited on a breezy spring day and traveled most?of the 4 mile loop. It was quite beautiful and easy enough without being boring. Good signage for the most part until You leave the grassy area and come to a rock outcrop/Canyon wall. I tried following several dead end paths, but never could get all the way around. I think it’s overgrown and that possibly some of the rock cairns have been knocked over. I tried finding my way from the other side of the loop as well, that didn’t work out either! According to the map at the picnic area, there are three loops that are connected together and spurs that go along the canyon rock where the pictographs are. The pictographs are awesome, although they have been heavily vandalized. How stupid do you have to be to carve your initials over ancient rock art? I hike with my dogs and they love running and playing here. There is a spring and a creek that runs through the canyon, but bring water, of course. It’s hot! Not that far from Springfield where I’m staying on a work contract ... I’ve been here a number of times and I love the place even though the proper trail path eludes me!

I'm not entirely sure that the Map Trail is accurate on this one. This place is amazing. I did not purposely hike the trail here, I spent most my time wandering around looking at all the ancient native American drawings. I'm looking forward to going back to this place.

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Fri Aug 12 2016

I did this trail as an extension of the Picture canyon trail. A lot of variety. nice desert hike. Take plenty of water. The trail is a little hard to follow past the pond.

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Thu Mar 31 2016

This is an easy hike to some petroglyphs on the canyon walls and to an old homestead. If you do the full loop you continue up a canyon where there is a small arch before returning to the trailhead. The trail after the homestead gets harder to follow. I give it a five stars because their is nothing else in the area to see but open grassland. Otherwise I would of rated it a three. Yes, it is worth seeing. A great trip plan is to also see Picketwire and Vogel Canyons a little northwest of here, (south of La Juenta, CO) at the same time. These sites also contain petrographs, dinosaur tracs, an old spanish mission, and more.

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Sat Oct 03 2015

It was hot. Way hot! We needed every drop of water we could had and it was fortunate there was a spring on the far side that we could refill at. The trail goes from visible to marked only by post unevenly spaced across the prairie grass. The pictographs are very mutilated which is so sad, they look like there were amazing at one time. The hills and cliffs are nice, great colors at sunrise and sunset. We saw one big buck which was very nice. Outside that, there was little wildlife. The spring we got water from was very nice, had a pipe sticking out that made getting your water easy. However, the mosquitos were BAD just before sunset. Not sure if the would be as bad during the heat of the day. Definitely a trail we would try again, but only in the winter months.

Surprising and interesting hike. Pay attention to posts! We took a wrong turn and ended up in Oklahoma.

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