Trek Southwest - Hiking and Camping the Desert Southwest

Modesta Canyon Trail is a 1.8 mile loop starting at the Powell Visitor Center at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center in Fort Davis, Texas.

This trail will take you down into a rocky canyon to a year-round spring that feeds a couple of small pools. The Nature Center website states that these pools support a fragile ecosystem of tree frogs, salamanders and crayfish. We did see one frog hop into the water when we got down here, but due to a few mosquitoes at the time we were there, we decided to move on after a short pause to explore.

Beyond the spring, you make your way around a small hill back to the rim of the canyon, and eventually back at the visitor’s center where you started.

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