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3.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~525 (+)

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

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Upper Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail


  • Honey Mesquite are common along the Upper Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail in Big Bend National Park.

Activities & Features


The Upper Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This trail is kid friendly, but as always parents should use their own discretion. Make sure to bring a good topo map along on this hike. The route can be primitive at times. The hike starts roughly six and a half miles in at a pull off on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The parks says "this route follows a dry wash downstream to the top of the 100-foot Burro Mesa Pouroff. The trail includes some large rocks to climb down, where some rock scrambling may be necessary. Pay attention on the return hike to ensure that you follow the same drainages. Trail subject to flash flooding." 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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