Upper Canyon Trail A

Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain1,134ft
Trailhead Elevation2,487ft
Top3,159ft
Elevation Min/Max2460/3159ft
Elevation Start/End2487/2487ft

Upper Canyon Trail A

Upper Canyon Trail A is a hiking trail in Briscoe County, Texas. It is within Caprock Canyons State Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 2,487 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,134 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Haynes Ridge Overlook Trail B.

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100 Classic Hikes in Texas (The Mountaineers Books)
E. Dan Klepper
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"Caprock Canyons State Park lies along what is known as the Caprock Escarpment, a long, slender formation of rock that demarcates the transition between the western High Plains (also known as the Llano Estacado) and the easterly Rolling Plains. The rocky escarpment is a thousand feet high in places and creates a stunning visual impact as it drops off flat agricultural fields into exposed red beds and arroyos of shales, sandstones, mudstones, and silt. Water from creeks and streams along the Llano Estacado once flowed along an endless expanse of grass before spilling over the Caprock Escarpment and draining into the Red, Brazos, and Colorado rivers. As water drained over the Escarpment it eroded away the soils and rock, revealing the region’s geologic past in exposed layers of varied coloration, each representing eons of Earth’s history." Read more

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Caprock Canyons State Park
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Caprock Canyons State Park
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Caprock Canyons State Park
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Dec 2018