Tuff Canyon Trail

Big Bend National Park, Texas 79834

Distance0.6mi
Elevation Gain203ft
Trailhead Elevation2,367ft
Top2,368ft
Elevation Min/Max2302/2368ft
Elevation Start/End2367/2367ft

Tuff Canyon Trail

Tuff Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 2,367 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 203 feet.

Tuff Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Tuff Canyon is a small, narrow, sheer-walled canyon carved into a layer of light gray tuff by Blue Creek, one of the largest drainages of the Chisos Mountains. The tuff was created during an explosive volcanic eruption that blew the molten rock into small particles, or ash.

As this hot, glowing ash settled back to the ground, heat and the pressure of overlying layers hardened the ash into a soft rock called tuff. Water easily eroded this tuff into a canyon along Blue Creek."

Tuff Canyon Trail Reviews

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3/1/2011
Hiked this in the heat of the day. It was pretty but did not see anything that was worth the heat past the overlooks. It had not rained for 4 months so everything was about as dry as it could be....Overlooks are nice but not sure the rest of the hike is worth it.
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1/3/2007
We stopped here for lunch after a severely rainy morning, not expecting a lot - but to our suprise the canyon was running large waterfalls, colored terra cotta as the desert washes drained. A beautiful suprise.
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6/15/1998
This is a very short trail and great for kids (old or young) who enjoy big boulders and changing terrain. Lots of photo possibilities and scrambling around the rocks. It's easy to get into and out of along a short path. young and old will enjoy this walk through the hardened ash deposits from long dead volcanos.
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Trail Information

Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
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Oct 2018