Popular but scenic short walk

Santa Elena Canyon
User: oliverd - 10/27/2017

Location: Big Bend - Santa Elena Canyon

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 2.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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The best way to really appreciate the depth of the canyon is the relatively short Santa Elena Canyon Trail, which follows the Rio Grande for a short distant into the gorge. A very shot, steep section near the start and can be tricky crossing Terlingua Creek - otherwise an easy and flat walk.

Track notes and photos: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/10/28/the-best-of-big-bend-texas/#Santa-Elena-Canyon



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Santa Elena Canyon
Area around Big Bend - Santa Elena Canyon
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