Laguna Meadow Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,680' 512 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 7,025' 2,141 m
Low: 5,367' 1,636 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“The less arduous ascent from Chisos Basin to Laguna Meadow through rolling, forested hills.”— Hunter R
Upon reaching the trail's end, visitors have the option of extending their journey to the South Rim along the Southwest Rim Trail. For less-seasoned runners, taking the Colima Trail east to the Pinnacles Trail and north back to the parking area is a good option for shortening the trip, while still experiencing the majestic rocks perched cliffside along the Pinnacles Trail.
Be sure to bring at least a gallon of water per person per day in this area, as there is not a drop of water along the route. While drainages appear on the map for this area, water only flows after seasonal rainstorms for a short while before drying up in Big Bend's desert climate.
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