Hiking Project Logo

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail

Easy

Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 3,001' 915 m
Low: 2,966' 904 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Hunter R

A short loop through typical Chihuahuan Desert flora, with fantastic opportunities for birding!

Hunter R

Features Birding

Family Friendly Kids will love the colorful birds nesting in the high branches of the cottonwood trees.

Description

From the parking area, follow the short loop through characteristic Chihuahuan Desert flora before stopping underneath a lush cottonwood grove near the oasis for a quick bite of lunch and sip of water as you keep your eyes peeled for birds twittering between tree branches. Though short, this trail can still be filled with adventure as you'll be up close to many permanent residents of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Creosote bushes, cottonwoods, and numerous species of bird can be found along the trail.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, ADA Accessible, Need to Know

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Sep 13, 2018
Patti B
First time in a desert. Saw an area that used to be a homestead with a windmill and regular trees
Mar 31, 2018
Amina Lea
Dec 9, 2016
Nichole K.
Apr 28, 2013
Brent Nelson

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#22765

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#642

in Texas

#22,765

Overall
7 Views Last Month
186 Since Sep 29, 2015
Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking