Saturday, August 06, 2011

Pinery Station, a Butterfield Stage Stop in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Here's a hike everyone can do...a short walk from the visitor center at Guadalupe Mountains National Park to the Pinery Station, a ruin of a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail line.  It was a stop for the stagecoach and its passengers for 11 months in 1858-9.

The Park's website describes the hike this way:
"Travel the short .75 mile path to the ruins of the old Pinery Station, once a favored stop on the original 2,800 mile Butterfield Overland Mail Route. Trailside exhibits describe Chihuahuan desert vegetation. The trail is paved, rated easy, and wheelchair accessible. Pets are allowed on leash."

The Pinery Station has a great all about it here.

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