Friday, December 28, 2018

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

It's funny how in the west parks are way off the beaten path, but in Texas, you are within view of the highway. We pulled off I90 and were pleasantly surprised by this gem of a park, Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site.

Site #28
The next day, we had to divide and conquer when it came to the Fate Bell Shelter dogs allowed. After a fortifying breakfast, I took the first tour, came back and then we took about a five mile hike before T took the second tour.

Hearty Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Hashbrowns and Pancakes.
Sculpture was about 15' tall and in the Pecos style.

Fate Bell Shelter from above.
Fate Bell Shelter from Below
Rain water basin.
Ranger Talk about the Pecos-style pictographs, which are only found in a small area of Texas within about 50 miles of the Pecos River.
After the tour, we took a hike along the Canyon Rim Trail and then cut over to the Rio Grande Trail.

Canyon Rim Trail Hike

Surprised by the view - water in Seminole Canyon!

Heading back on the Rio Grande Trail.
Saw two of these intriguing footprints during our 5 mile hike. Hmmm...

TIP: If you go, make a reservation and be sure to specific what you want in your campsite. They assign you to a spot based on your needs. We had spot #28, which looked away from the rest of the campers. Water was across the street.

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