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Closed Canyon, Big Bend National Park

#4 of 16 in Trails in Big Bend National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Nice experience of a slot canyon. Easy hike, look around and you will see some very nice plants there. Easy for kids, not dangerous.  more »
  • A shortish walk thru the desert takes you to Closed Canyon, which is narrow and beautiful and has no water, unlike St. Elena in the National Park. It's a mostly flat walk along the bottom of the...  more »
  • Slot canyons aren't just in Arizona. Texas has one too! This was a fun adventure. We weren't able to make it all the way to the Rio Grande. Eventually we hit water. Bonus that it's cooler in the canyon. The hike into the canyon gets more challenging as you go. Scrambling rocks and sliding down smooth sections got us farther. My little ones thought it was really fun. The initial walk is full of gravel but not too many obstacles. You'll start to hit some drops that become more and more challenging.
  • This hike was awesome! Not too long, very scenic, we went till we hit water and turned around.

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