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1 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~50 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Big Bend National Park Topo Map

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Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail


  • Desert Cottontail are common near Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail in Big Bend National Park.

Activities & Features


The Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail is an easy hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This hike is kid friendly and starts at the end of Burro Mesa Spur Road off of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The park says "this trail leads through a gravel drainage, and ends in a narrow box canyon where water has carved a deep channel into Burro Mesa. The end of the trail is the base of a 100-foot pour-off. Usually dry, the smooth, polished pour-off attests to the power of water that floods this canyon during summer rains." As with all trails in Big Bend, make sure to carry plenty of water and sunscreen when hiking.

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Contact: Big Bend National Park P.O. Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

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