McKittrick Canyon Trail

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


Dogs No

Fall Foliage

4.8 (miles)


Out & Back

~600 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Guadalupe Mountains

The McKittrick Canyon Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park near El Paso, Texas. This hike is kid friendly. This hike begins at the McKittrick Canyon Trailhead. This hike is especially wonderful in the fall when brilliantly colored foliage light up the trail. The park says "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; allow 3-5 hours round-trip to hike to the Grotto and Hunter Cabin." 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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