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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
Event Name: McKittrick Canyon
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 107131 2017/Y0628
Distance - Trail Ratings: 18/12/8 km - 4D
Description: Free to pass holders but must register at trailhead. Walk is alongside small stream flowing through steep walled canyon. Wildlife is common. The trees are especially beautiful during Fall color changes from mid-October to mid-November. Visits historic ranch house and 12k continues to natural grotto. Rating for 8/12 km is 2C. The trail continues for 3 km to back ridge of canyon with a steep 2,380 ft climb to the top (The Notch) with a spectacular view back into the canyon.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Honoring Our Flag, National Parks Centennial Challenge
Start Times: 8am to 4:30pm MST Winter/6pm Summer
Location: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: REMOTE REGISTRATION ONLY. Contact POC. Open 8am to 4:30pm MST in Winter and 6pm in Summer. Hiking fee is $5 for seven days.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Water and restrooms at visitor center only. Visitor center is staffed irregularly. For canyon gate closing time, see above.
Host Club: Sun Country Striders
Contact: Derrill Rothermich (915) 217-7477
Website: www.suncountrystriders.wordpress.com
E-Mail Contact: derrillrothermich@hotmail.com