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663 mi 1,067 km of trail 27 Runs

Gems 12 Gems Easy Trails 129 Trails Intermediate Trails 148 Trails Hard Trails 17 Trails
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Gems in West Texas - 12

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gem Favorite Santa Elena Canyon Trail

Santa Elena Canyon Overlook

(49) Lajitas, TX
gem Favorite View of the Window. Be careful at the edge, it's a long drop to the bottom of the Chisos Basin!

The Window

(33) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.

Balanced Rock

(27) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite South Rim

South Rim Viewpoint

(18) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Peak Summit (Signal Peak)

(17) Pine Sp…, TX
gem Favorite Ernst Tinaja

Ernst Tinaja

(16) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite About halfway up to the top of the canyon - you can see the fall colors around the lower portion of the trail below.

The Notch Viewpoint

(6) Pine Sp…, TX
gem Favorite Tornillo Creek Meets the Rio Grande

Langford Hot Springs

(23) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite About as tough as it gets along a trail, the climbing segments on Ron Coleman are fairly easy by bouldering standards, maybe a v1. There are plenty of good holds and a chain to help out.

The Window

(4) El Paso, TX
gem Favorite Nearly half of the Ron Coleman Trail's distance is spent descending back into Fusselman Canyon, which it follows all the way from North Franklin Peak. From up here, the hills of the Lost Dog area (upper left) don't look so tall.

Mammoth Rock

(4) El Paso, TX
gem Favorite View looking north on Anthony Gap Trail before arriving at cave.

Anthony Gap Cave

(4) Anthony, TX
gem Favorite Beginning of Smith Spring Trail.

Frijole Ranch

(3) Pine Sp…, TX

Runs in West Texas - 27

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Favorite Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Intermediate

Lost Mine Trail

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Out and Back • 1,057 ft Ascent 322.3 m Ascent

(84) Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Sunset from The Window trailhead
Intermediate

Window Trail

5.6 mi 9.1 km • Out and Back • 914 ft Ascent 278.58 m Ascent

(83) Big Ben…, TX
Favorite South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Intermediate/Difficult

Chisos Mountain Loop

16.6 mi 26.8 km • Loop • 3,323 ft Ascent 1012.97 m Ascent

(49) Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Santa Elena Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Santa Elena Canyon Trail

1.0 mi 1.5 km • Out and Back • 167 ft Ascent 50.94 m Ascent

(50) Lajitas, TX
Favorite The pristine Boot Canyon stands with Sierra del Carmen in the background.
Intermediate/Difficult

Outer Mountain Loop

31.5 mi 50.7 km • Loop • 6,589 ft Ascent 2008.31 m Ascent

(28) Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Intermediate/Difficult

Emory Peak

9.3 mi 14.9 km • Out and Back • 2,415 ft Ascent 736.17 m Ascent

(32) Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.
Easy/Intermediate

Balanced Rock

2.0 mi 3.1 km • Out and Back • 236 ft Ascent 71.83 m Ascent

(33) Big Ben…, TX
Favorite About as tough as it gets along a trail, the climbing segments on Ron Coleman are fairly easy by bouldering standards, maybe a v1. There are plenty of good holds and a chain to help out.
Difficult

Ron Coleman Trail

3.4 mi 5.5 km • Point to Point • 1,715 ft Ascent 522.82 m Ascent

(15) El Paso, TX

Trails in West Texas - 267

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4.2 mi 6.7 km #1Guadalupe Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.7 km Pine Springs, TX 72 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Devil's Hall Trail
Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Pine Springs, TX 33 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Lower Straw House Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Big Bend National Park, TX
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Playa Drain Trail
Easy
Fort Bliss, TX
Easy
2.8 mi 4.5 km Fort Bliss, TX
2.1 mi 3.3 km #5Dinosour Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Grape Creek, TX
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Grape Creek, TX
3.0 mi 4.9 km #6The Root Route Trail-South (aka Sport Course)
Intermediate
Lajitas, TX
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Lajitas, TX
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7Southwest Rim Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Big Bend National Park, TX
1.9 mi 3.1 km #8Upper Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Big Bend National Park, TX
11.0 mi 17.7 km #9McKittrick Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
11.0 mi 17.7 km Pine Springs, TX 10 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #10Pinnacles Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Big Bend National Park, TX 14 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #11Boot Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Big Bend National Park, TX 12 
12.1 mi 19.5 km #12Tejas Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
12.1 mi 19.5 km Pine Springs, TX
1.0 mi 1.6 km #13Cattail Falls
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Big Bend National Park, TX
4.0 mi 6.4 km #14Laguna Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Big Bend National Park, TX
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Big Bend National Park, TX 12 
11.9 mi 19.1 km #15Bush Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
11.9 mi 19.1 km Pine Springs, TX
0.6 mi 0.9 km #16North Franklin Ridgeline
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Canutillo, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17Indian Head Trail
Easy
Big Bend National Park, TX
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Big Bend National Park, TX
2.6 mi 4.2 km #18Three Hills Loop Trail
Intermediate
Canutillo, TX
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Canutillo, TX
4.8 mi 7.7 km #19Permian Reef Geology Trail
Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Pine Springs, TX
1.1 mi 1.7 km #20Vertigo Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
El Paso, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
1.1 mi 1.7 km El Paso, TX

Photos of West Texas - 798

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South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Sep 29, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
This gem of a rock formation lies just past the large tinaja.
Feb 17, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Ernst Tinaja
Sep 29, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Nov 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.
Feb 17, 2018 near Big Ben…, TX
Guadalupe Peak
Nov 9, 2015 near Pine Sp…, TX
Big Bend's famous Balanced Rock.
Jul 14, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Nov 20, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX

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