Tree-lined McKittrick Canyon Trail is green, crimson, and gold in fall. The nature trail passes below juniper trees, then climbs a southwest slope to a point overlooking the canyon.

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Expert Review of McKittrick Canyon

Parks and Outdoors Review of McKittrick Canyon

Away Travel Expert: Laurie Roddy
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trekking and Backpacking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This 6.8-mile easy hike is through one of the most beautiful canyons in the southwest during fall foliage.
  • Hike to the historic Pratt Lodge (4.8 miles), Grotto Picnic Area and Hunter Line Cabin.
  • Pick up a guide book on the trail at the trailhead located at the visitor center.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
400 Pine Canyon Rd.
Salt Flat, Texas 79847-9400
Parking: Late April through October 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., November through April 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: $5 park entrance fee

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 915-828-3251
Price Information: $5 park entrance fee
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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