Chihuanuan Desert Ctr.-Modesto & Outer Loop

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens are a great stop in the Fort Davis area. The center includes indoor exhibits, a book and gift shop, botanical gardens, hiking trails and a mining exhibit. The Modesto Spring Trail drops down into a quiet canyon. Watch and listen for wildlife. The loop shown here continues on the outside loop trail and takes in the Dynamic Landscape Exhibit that describes the geologic history of the region.

Ride Info

  • 2.60 miles of Singletrack
  • 370 feet
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Elevation Profile

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How to get there:

The center is four miles east of Fort Davis on TX 118. The Modesto Spring Trail starts at the back door of the main building.