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0.75 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

~50 (+)

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

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Tuff Canyon Trail


  • Sierra Castellan from the Tuff Canyon Trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas

Activities & Features


The Tuff Canyon Trail is a very easy hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This hike is kid friendly and starts at the Tuff Canyon Overlook on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The park says "Tuff Canyon's three overlooks offer great views into Tuff Canyon, but you can continue on the trail at the south end of the parking lot to go down into the canyon. Tuff, made of welded volcanic ash, comprises this whitish canyon. During the rainy season, the canyon fills with pools of water." As with all trails in Big Bend, make sure to carry plenty of water and sunscreen when hiking. There are three developed front country campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, the Chisos Basin Campground, Cottonwood Campground and the Rio Grande Village Campground.

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

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