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Santa Elena Canyon Trail

 24 votes

Length

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers

75%

Runnable

Elevation

502' 153 m

Ascent

-100' -30 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

84%

Max Grade (40°)

2,639' 804 m

High

2,159' 658 m

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A quick jaunt through spectacular Santa Elena Canyon.

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Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Travel along the Santa Elena Canyon Trail for an awe inspiring experience amidst the sheer walls of Santa Elena Canyon and the verdant green waters of the Rio Grande.

Starting at the Santa Elena Canyon Trail Parking Area, head east across Terlingua Creek and up the paved steps to a midpoint along the canyon wall. Atop the trail's crest, stop at the walled viewpoint to take in spectacular views of the canyon stretching out before you, before descending gently on dirt-treaded singletrack to the trail's end where the canyon walls meet the river.

Be sure to bring plenty of water with you on trail, as Big Bend's arid climate can quickly dehydrate even the most seasoned runner.

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