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Indian Lodge/Montezuma Quail Loop

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A nice loop route that encompasses the Indian Lodge Trail, Montezuma Quail Trail, and Indian Lodge Trail Rock Outcrop.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Loop

5,610' 1,710 m

High

5,042' 1,537 m

Low

552' 168 m

Up

568' 173 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Park entrance fee or Texas State Park Pass required for access.

Overview

This route combines the best of the Indian Lodge Trail and the Montezuma Quail Trail into a loop back to a parked vehicle. It also provides for a side detour to the Indian Lodge Trail Rock Outcrop for great views of the surrounding area.

Need to Know

Park entrance fee or Texas State Park Pass required for access. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen is highly recommended, regardless of the season.

Description

Start at the parking lot behind the Indian Lodge. Follow the Indian Lodge Trail until the trail wraps around the Indian Lodge Trail Rock Outcrop. Take the path to the outcrop for great views of the park and Davis Mountains, with shade under the oak trees. Return to Indian Lodge Trail and follow it up along the ridge line. There are good views of both the park, as well as the Davis Mountains from the ridge line.

You should also be able to spot the McDonald Observatory from here too. The trail winds back down the ridge line for more views of the Davis Mountains. When you reach the junction with the Montezuma Quail Trail, take a right. Follow the Montezuma Quail Trail back down to the main park road. Take a right at the park road and follow it back toward the Indian Lodge. There is a park restroom along this portion of the road. When you get near the lodge, take a right at the unmarked path and follow it back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Typical West Texas flora and fauna can be found here. Yucca is very prevalent along the Indian Lodge Trail ridge line.

Contacts

Shared By:

Richard White

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Jul 8, 2021 near Fort Davis, TX
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Jul 8, 2021 near Fort Davis, TX
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Jul 8, 2021 near Fort Davis, TX
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Jul 8, 2021 near Fort Davis, TX
Start of Montezuma Quail Trail.
Jul 12, 2019 near Fort Davis, TX
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Jul 8, 2021 near Fort Davis, TX

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