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Mariscal Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"A moderately strenuous day hike to the rim of Mariscal Canyon. Special Attractions: Spectacular views of Mariscal Canyon.The Rio Grande cuts through Mariscal Mountain, forming thenarrowest canyon in the park. Its sheer walls tower 1,300 feet above the river. Peregrine falcons drift high above the water, searching for prey. Mercury ore was discovered in 1900 on the north side of Mariscal Mountain, and mines wereworked sporadically until 1943. The River Road passes the ruins of the mines on the way to Talley. The trail is little-used, so you are unlikely to see anyone else on your hike."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Texas (Falcon Guides).
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