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Seminole Canyon Professional Review and Guide
"About 45 miles west of Del Rio. An easy day hike to the Panther Cave and Amistad Reservoir overlook. Special Attractions: Large Indian pictographs."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Texas (Falcon Guides).
A moderate hike for a mid-40s out-of-shape couple. We hiked down to the Panther Cave lookout, including the side trip to look over the canyon mentioned in HIKING TEXAS. Very pleasant weather -- later in the year might have been too hot. Can't say that the trip down was particularly scenic; mostly scrub brush pasture while you hike down a rough dirt road for a trail. The canyons are striking, with lots of black and white rock rather than the reds in the canyons in the Panhandle. At the end you can indeed look across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Take your binoculars or a camera with a telephoto lens, because we couldn't see the namesake Panther with the naked eye. Carrying in water is recommended, especially later in the year when South Texas gets so hot. There are four shaded shelters along the trail for taking a quick break. All in all a pleasant trip for beginning hikers, maybe not stimulating enough for more experienced folks.
This trail leads one down to the scenic overlook of the confluence of the rio grand & seminole canyon where one can view the incredible 4,000 year old pictographs across the canyon. it's one of my favorite spots on the planet!
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