Friday, May 17, 2013

Shady Closed Canyon

Now that the summer's heating up, we've got a short trail for you that's in shade much of the time.  Just off the River Road, Hwy 170, in Big Bend Ranch State Park is Closed Canyon.

The 1.4 mile trail descends into a deep, draw with massive rock walls.  Here's the Backpacker magazine review of the trail

Water cut through rock to create the canyon, so take note of the weather.  When storms threaten, it is best to save this hike for dryer days. Flash floods can happen in sudden storms, and the steep rock make escape difficult.

In the heat of the summer, though, Closed Canyon offers a quiet shady respite from the road.

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