One of our favorite places in the region is one of the most remote--Dog Canyon in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. To get there, you need to backpack through the park south to north, or drive north into New Mexico, and then head south through the Lincoln National Forest on Hwy 137.
Not only a favorite of hikers and backpackers, the Dog Canyon campground was recently given an honorable mention as one of the top campgrounds in the country. And if you want to bring your own horse for riding the trails, Dog Canyon also has stock corrals.
For other hiking opportunities in the region, visit our hiking page, www.texasmountaintrail.com/hike
For a listing of trail descriptions for Guadalupe Mountains National Park, including Dog Canyon, click here.