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Nice Scenic Hike

Canyon Rim
Canyon Rim
This canyon is where the trail gets its name from. The trail goes along the rim.
User: Lone_Star - 7/27/2014

Location: Caprock Canyons - Canyon Rim Trail

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 10.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 55 minutes

TrackFile: Download

Comments:

This log covers my hike of the Canyon Rim Trail to Mesa Trail to Mesa Spur and then back on Wild Horse Trail.  The hike was scenic, especially along the canyon rim, but it was hot (101 degrees F) and I was pestered with lots of burrs/stickers.  I do not recommend hiking this trail in short pants and gaiters would be helpful with the burrs/stickers.

Caprock Canyons State Park is one of the few places you can see bison.  There is an area near the trailhead with a lot of prairie dogs, too.  The park is also famous for its gypsum crystal deposits.

Best to hike this park in the Spring or Fall.  It gets very hot in the Summer and cold in the Winter.



Log Photos:
Park Sign
Park Sign
Bison
Bison
Prairie Dogs
Prairie Dogs
Canyon Rim Trailhead
Canyon Rim Trailhead
Canyon Rim
Canyon Rim
View Of The Trail
View Of The Trail
Gypsum
Gypsum
Mesa Trailhead
Mesa Trailhead
Mesa Spur Loop
Mesa Spur Loop
Equestrian Trail
Equestrian Trail

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