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Big Bend National Park: Mesa de Anguila

A 24-miler in the the Big Bend’s remote west corner.

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Hikers who relish lonely exploration should head to the park’s remote western corner, where the Mesa de Anguila rises above the resort community of Lajitas. Here, on this 24-mile trek, you’ll visit several of the mesa’s most spectacular features, including a dizzying overlook with views into the narrowest part of the Rio Grande’s Santa Elena Canyon. This is an mostly off-trail route.

To Trailhead

Just W of the horse stables in Lajitas, turn south (left) onto an unmarked dirt road and drive 3 blocks to the trailhead parking lot.

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