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Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail

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A short loop through typical Chihuahuan Desert flora, with fantastic opportunities for birding!


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Loop

3,001' 915 m

High

2,966' 904 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

35' 11 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding

Family Friendly Kids will love the colorful birds nesting in the high branches of the cottonwood trees.

Description

From the parking area, follow the short loop through characteristic Chihuahuan Desert flora before stopping underneath a lush cottonwood grove near the oasis for a quick bite of lunch and sip of water as you keep your eyes peeled for birds twittering between tree branches. Though short, this trail can still be filled with adventure as you'll be up close to many permanent residents of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Creosote bushes, cottonwoods, and numerous species of bird can be found along the trail.

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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May 3, 2021
Lou Hibbard
With Janelle
Mar 10, 2021
Carissa Bryant
Easy trail with educational signs on the local plants! We learned a lot.
Nov 29, 2020
Kristy Van
Dec 29, 2019
Clarissa Y.
Nov 2, 2019
Bruce Hope
Sep 13, 2018
Patti B
First time in a desert. Saw an area that used to be a homestead with a windmill and regular trees
Mar 31, 2018
Amina Lea
Dec 9, 2016
Nichole K.