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Lower Burro Mesa Pour-Off Trail

Easy

Trail

0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 107' 33 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 3,402' 1,037 m
Low: 3,303' 1,007 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by debra greutman

This is a short, easy, family friendly route ending at the pour off.

debra greutman

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The trailhead starts off a short spur road from Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The trail is well marked at the trailhead, and takes a short route into the desert with views of Santa Elena Canyon to the south. It then follows the dry stream bed with a variety of blooming flora and fauna, even in the middle of the summer. Following the stream bed leads the trail to the pour off, with steep canyon walls and the possibility of a waterfall if it has been raining recently. The fall is often dry in the later summer months, but catching the pour off when it's running is a real treat.

This is an easy trail ending at a very pretty area to stop and have a nice picnic and do a little boulder scrambling once at the pour off.

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#361

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#16,476

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Flowers along the trail.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Pour Off.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Prickly pear.
May 21, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Trail along the pour off.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off towers overhead at the end of the trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Trail in bloom.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX

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