This was another incredible trip to a state park when it wasn’t crowded, and we were able to tour the canyon where the pictographs are as well as hike along the canyon’s rim. We even enjoyed a snack overlooking the Rio Grande with Mexico across the river.
We almost didn’t make our way to this park, but are so glad we did. It ended up being the highlight of our trip. The canyon hikes were great with the red rocks/sand and varying levels of difficulty for the trails. It was hot for November, but beautiful to hike in the canyon and along the rim. We even enjoyed the bison crossing the road on our way home at the end of the day!
The famous Lighthouse trail was great first thing when the park opens & before it becomes too crowded with park visitors. It’s an easy trek to the end of the trail and back, with a shaded area for a snack and water break. Driving through the park is breathtaking with the colors of the canyons and landscape. We did a challenging trail, which only had one other couple, and it was beautiful to walk along the ridge of the canyon and see more of the park.
What a beautiful park! It’s not for the faint of heart due to the steep ascents & descents, but the falls were worth the effort. The trails provided a decent amount of shade to keep us cool enough despite it being warm in the sun. Beautiful river along which you can camp and picnic. We visited after a fair amount of rain had fallen, so the park entrance was flooded and only SUVs could safely cross the bridge. This may have worked to our advantage as it wasn’t too crowded.
Beautiful landscape including the namesake Falls as well as some long, challenging hikes with creek crossings and steeper ascents for the seasoned hiker. Great for dogs and groups of friends to explore together. Recommend bringing snacks and water when doing the longer trails.
Super camping & hiking with our dog and friends. Set up two tents at one site, and had plenty of space for everyone. The hiking was great with some challenging trails and some moderate ones, which allowed us to explore quite a bit of the park. Seemed to boast lots of fossils according to some fellow hikers.
Lots of diverse trails so you don’t get bored being there for a few days. Lots to explore both in and around the park. Dog-friendly, spacious campsites, incredible stargazing. Showers close to campsites, an added bonus when camping for 5+ days.