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Reservations closed - Women's Hike

9:00a to 11:30a
Sat, January 18, 2020
(915) 566-6441

Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.

This month we will be hiking to West Cottonwood Spring. This is a moderate hike of about 2 miles. Begins with a gradual incline through a well maintained trail to wide open vistas to the west. At the paragliding launch site the trail becomes a narrow track cutting across a north facing slope and through a draw to the spring overshadowed by a large Cottonwood tree and surrounded by wild cherry. The return trip travels down over scree, or rubble, proving to be challenging for some.

Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.

Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.

Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

Fee: $8 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 for children between the ages of 5-12 years old. 

Directions:

From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. 

From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.

If using a GPS be sure to search for "Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."