Get an intimate look at the Chihuahuan Desert on the Smoky Creek Trail, where cacti and dry-weather plants spike the path. After rains, springs refresh the natural pools shaded by cottonwoods, cattails, and willow trees.

 
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Expert Review of Mule Ears - Smoky Creek Trail

Active and Adventure Review of Mule Ears - Smoky Creek Trail

Away Travel Expert: Laurie Roddy
ActiveExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This backpacking hike is often done in sections due to the length (30.6 miles round trip).
  • This hike is in the middle and lower Chihuahuan Desert so hike this trail during cooler months only.
  • The trail descends for almost 3,000 feet before you turn around and hike back in the same direction.

Address:
Brewster County
Big Bend National Park, Texas


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