Hike the Closed Canyon Trail in Big Bend Ranch SP

Closed Canyon Trail

This trail is a fun and easy hike through a slot canyon near Lajitas, Texas in Big Bend Ranch State Park. 

There is plenty of parking at the trailhead and a covered picnic table. The hike is mostly flat, but some big rock negotiation is necessary. If there has been rain, you may need to negotiate some standing water. We were lucky to have dry conditions and did not need to maneuver around any water. Depending on the time of day, you may be blessed with shady conditions inside the slot canyon. We hiked this with our 4 year old son and he had no problems. Towards the end of the trail there are more difficult rock negotiation so we stopped just short of the end. It is beautiful in the slot canyon and a short trail worth the time to stop and explore. 

Pack List

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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Fun, Mostly Easy Hike

This trail was a blast! We have 3 kids, the youngest is 9 and went with a group where the youngest walker was 4. The kids & adults all had a blast! It is into a canyon, so a bit cooler inside as you are out of the sun. It might be hot mid-day as I'm not sure if there would be a breeze to cool you off. There are challenges along the way that you have to slide down or scramble over, but it makes the hike fun and adventurous for families. We have hiked quite a bit at Big Bend and this trail we would definitely do again!


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