Sunday, November 03, 2013

Fall Color in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

This is fall color season and hikers are heading to Guadalupe Mountains National Park to soak in the season.  The park suffered from large areas of severe flooding, but McKittrick Canyon trail, where much of the fall color can be seen is open again.

If you've hiked McKittrick before, keep in mind that the flood changed the course of the trail and work crews are still expected to be on the trail doing repairs.  The trail is now a bit harder to hike.

Pratt Cabin on the McKittrick Canyon Trail
Devils Hall, another trail known for fall color in the park is expected to remain closed for some time, but McKittrick is open and ready for you! 

A flyer on McKittrick Canyon can be downloaded here.

From the park's website:

"McKittrick Canyon Trail
Follow an intermittent stream through the desert, transition, and canyon woodlands to the historic Pratt Lodge, Grotto picnic area, and Hunter Cabin. A guide book is available at the McKittrick Canyon Contact Station or the Headquarters Visitor Center. Rated moderate; the 4.8 miles round-trip to Pratt Lodge takes 2 hours."

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