Saturday, January 29, 2011
Views of Dog Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park (we say hidden because you need to backpack to it from the southern end of the park, or access it by car through New Mexico!) is Dog Canyon. The National Park Services website says this: "Dog Canyon lies in a secluded, forested canyon on the north end of the park at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Remote and far removed from civilization; it stands at the edge of the wilderness boundary, and offers an ideal location for quiet camping, birding, hiking, and solitude."
The camping is wonderful too. In fact, the campground has been rated among the best in the country for beautiful, relatively private sites.
This area experienced a forest fire last year, caused by a lightning strike. However, the effects of fire are often misunderstood. The area has bounced back, is still beautiful and has been ready for visitors for months.
For more regional hiking information, visit: www.texasmountaintrail.com/hike
This area is a wildlife viewing site on the new Far West Texas Wildlife Trail map. For more information, click here.