Guadalupe Mountains National Park Sights

McKittrick Canyon

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Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

A desert creek flows through this canyon, considered one of the wondrous sights in Texas, lined with walnut, maple, and other trees that explode into brilliant hues each autumn. Call the visitor center to chart the progress of the colorful fall foliage; the spectacular changing of the leaves often extends into November, depending on the weather. You're likely to spot mule deer heading for the water here. The canyon is ground zero for several hiking trails, including Pratt Cabin (two to three hours) and the Grotto (four hours).

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4 mi off U.S. 62/180, about 7 miles northeast of Headquarters Visitor Center, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, 79847, United States

Published 07/22/2015


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