Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -675' -206 m
High: 4,549' 1,386 m
Low: 3,881' 1,183 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“An out-and-back trail that drops steeply into a side canyon before bending into the wider Rattlesnake Canyon.”— Zander Göpfert
To stay on this trail, continue to the left (south) through and above the wash. After a half mile or so (around mile 1.5 from the beginning), look for the remains of an old homestead from the 1930s.
The trail continues south to the mouth of the canyon and the boundary of the park without connecting to any other trails. The southern reaches of the trail can be explored based on time, water/food, and energy.
Land Manager: NPS - Carlsbad Caverns National Park