|Light reaches through the narrow Closed Canyon, part of Big Bend Ranch State Park|
easily accessible from the River Road between Terlingua and Presidio
Hikers enjoy the stroll between tall rock canyon faces; this is a cool and quiet place just above the Rio Grande. There are stretches with slick rock at your feet, and places with an abrupt drop of a yard or so....so only go as far into the canyon as you feel comfortable. We'd recommend taking this hike on clear days, since a (rare) day with rain could produce a flash flood.
The trailhead is located on Hwy 170, known as the River Road, between the Ranchieras West and Ranchieras East trailheads. After a brief hike through typical Chihuahuan Desert terrain, you reach the canyon opening.
Our friend, Dawn, wrote a wonderful blog entry (with lots of great pictures!) about her hike in the canyon. Read it here.
Here's a link to a detailed trail report.