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hiking
3 months ago

Great hike into the Canyon with some challenging deep holes in the canyon. It would take some serious climbing, perhaps with climbing gear, to get all the way to the river.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! My eyes loved it...my knees didn’t. I stopped at one rock slide down (I knew it would be a pain to get back up)
I recommend (for the older folks) to wear high top hiking boots for ankle support. And those boots should have good grip.

paddle sports
7 months ago

Fantastic 2 day float. We navigated just fine the Rock Slide (rapids at the low water level experience when we went.) Very scenic, and we had the river to ourselves.

paddle sports
7 months ago

Floating the river was a much different than any river that I've previously floated. First time in an inflatable kayak and canoe. It was fun to see turtles all along the river on the warm day. One of the steepest and narrowest canyons that I've ever been in.

hiking
10 months ago

We were there in late September 2017, during a period of heavy rain. While it was not actively raining while we were hiking, puddles of standing water made the canyon impassable. Also, the wasps in this area were EXTREMELY aggressive (think they were paper wasps.) Beware if you're fearful or allergic.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

This hike was a ton of fun with the kids! Very pretty drive through the state park to the trailhead.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Awesome canyon trail. Fairly easy, with some water when we were there. Beautiful rock colors.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Really fun trail, about 0.75 miles until the first big drop off that forced us to go back. Otherwise, easy to walk trail, small scrambling required. Amazing ~100ft tall canyon walls on both sides made for really incredible photography especially as the sun was setting.

hiking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Really fun trail to walk especially if you're looking for a trail in the big bend area that is dog friendly. Lots of scrambling and climbing to make up for the short distance. Also provides a lot of shade in a scorching hot part of the country.

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

I didn't make it very far into the slot canyon. It rained the night before, and the potholes were all full, and I didn't want to get wet. It is a great experience to even go into the canyon just a few hundred feet!

hiking
Monday, March 02, 2015

Surreal topography. Great walls 100 ft high. Short trail. We had hoped to make it all the way to rio grande but we got stymied. Drop offs became water holes. We got soaked. Worse we went down so e rocks and almost could not get back up.

hiking
Friday, August 01, 2014

Inside the canyon, the path is easy to follow; you'll hike across smooth rock with bars of small gravel around occasional puddles. As you continue south, the walls narrow and there are deep depressions created by rapidly flowing water. Depending on recent rains the depressions, known locally as tinajas (the Spanish word for jar), may contain fairly deep water and the pools could make scrambling or wading necessary to continue.

After the second tinaja, the canyon begins dropping steeply toward the Rio Grande with larger and larger steps (10, 12, 25, then 50 feet in height) that require rappelling gear to descend. Without the extra gear, plan to turn around about 0.75 miles from the road.

Caution: Check weather forecasts before tackling the hike, steep canyon walls leave no escape routes and flash floods are possible.

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

We've done this trail twice now and love it. Some of the pour offs close to the end are pretty high and we had to help each other get down and then back up but even the 8 year old with us loved it. It is one of two trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park that you can take a dog on.

hiking
Saturday, November 23, 2013

This hike is easy but so so beautiful! We saw no one. We were unable to complete the canyon because of impassable water in the trail. We definitely plan on going back.

hiking
Thursday, September 12, 2013

I hiked this trail in April '12. It is pretty easy and, while short in duration, it is very impressive. Feels like 10 ft wide with 200 ft high walls though not quite that narrow. I was not able to make it all the way through due to water in the middle which reminded me that this is not a place to get caught in a flash flood. If you are in the area though definitely stop and check it out.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016