McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail

  • McKittrick Canyon Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.
  • McKittrick Canyon Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.


Dogs No

Fall Foliage

0.9 (miles)

 Very Easy


Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Guadalupe Mountains

The McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail is a very easy hiking trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park near El Paso, Texas. This hike is kid friendly, in fact it's a great choice for hikers with small children! This hike begins at the McKittrick Canyon Trailhead. The park says hikers can expect "junipers, shrubs, and grasses that cling to this tiny ecosystem. Trailside exhibits describe common plants, reference wildland fire, and explain Permian Reef geology. The trail is .9 miles round trip, is rated moderate, but takes less than one hour to complete." As with all trails in the Guadalupe Mountains, make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. There are two developed front country campgrounds in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the Pine Springs Campground and the Dog Canyon Campground.

Red Tape

Entrance & Camping Fees, Backcountry Camping Free
Contact: Guadalupe Mountains National Park 400 Pine Canyon Drive Salt Flat, TX 79847

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