Indian Meadow Nature Trail

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Elevation Gain239ft
Trailhead Elevation6,244ft
Elevation Min/Max6211/6305ft
Elevation Start/End6244/6244ft

Indian Meadow Nature Trail

Indian Meadow Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 6,244 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 239 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking, a camp site, and a parking.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green
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"The Indian Meadow Nature Trail makes a lollipop loop across a broad meadow west of the Dog Canyon Visitor Center near the northern edge of Guadalupe Mountains National Park by the New Mexico border. The easy 0.6- mile-long trail is mostly level, making it a great hike for families. It’s also a good evening or early morning hike since it is right by the Dog Canyon Campground, a quiet camping area with nine tent sites and four RV sites."
Hiking Carlsbad Caverns & Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"Early settlers in the area saw tepees set up in this meadow and named it Indian Meadow. Today, it's certainly easy to see why Native Americans used the meadow as a campsite. It's level, protected, and near water sources. This isn't really a hike. It's an evening or early morning stroll that offers an educational bonus. The brochure describes the remarkable natural diversity of the area as well as its cultural history. It’s certainly rare to be able to study so many aspects of natural and cultural history in one small spot—and in such a convenient location. This is a dirt trail with no hills, perfect for hikers interested in a short, easy stroll or for people unable to walk long distances."

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Trail Information

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Nearby City
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Call the Dog Canyon Visitor Center at (575) 981- 2418. Guadalupe Mountains National Park (see appendix).
Local Contacts
Guadalupe Peak USGS Quad; National Geographic Trails/ Illustrated Guadalupe Mountains National Park Trail Map 203; park map.
Local Maps

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