Closed Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Presidio County, Texas. It is within Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 2,683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 877 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and an information.
Closed Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Closed Canyon is a deep slot canyon that cuts through Colorado Mesa, a massive uplift between FM 170 and the Rio Grande River. The narrow geology of the canyon means the trail is in shadow most of the day. The trail is relatively straightforward, and the trailhead includes a nice shaded ramada for picnicking. It’s an excellent hike for families; just keep the kids away from the canyon’s pour-off ledge."
--E. Dan Klepper, 100 Classic Hikes in Texas (The Mountaineers Books).
"Closed Canyon is a deep, narrow canyon cutting through Colorado Mesa (aka Mesa de la Cuchilla) to the Rio Grande. The trail follows the bottom of the canyon until a series of high pour-offs prevent further travel down canyon. The mouth of Closed Canyon is easily visible a short distance west of the trailhead. The trail starts at the TX FM 170 parking area by following an abandoned dirt road a short distance west to a dry creekbed that enters Closed Canyon. Follow the creekbed downstream into the canyon’s entrance, where the gravel gives way to smooth, polished rock."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Big Bend National Park (Falcon Guides).
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