Big Bend NP-Top of Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail

This isn't a well-known trail, but it was a highlight of our recent Big Bend National Park trip. The trail winds down through a narrowing canyon before reaching a spot where water pours over the edge in the area's infrequent rains. And that's the end of the trail. With lots of interesting geologic formations and close-in solitude, the trail should be on your short list.

Ride Info

  • 4.50 miles of Singletrack
  • 500 feet
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Elevation Profile

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How to get there:

From the main highway thru Big Bend National Park, turn south on Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The trailhead is 6.9 miles down the road - look for the pull-off parking on the right.