Val Verde County, Texas – May 2019 – Seminole Canyon State Park

Seminole Canyon State Park is located along the Rio Grande River in West Texas. It is most famous for the Indigenous rock paintings, which the park offers guided tours of.

Unfortunately I didn’t realize they only offer 1 a day in the morning in the summer because of the heat, and we arrived too late for the tour.

Instead we opted for a 5 mile hike along the canyon rims, which turned out to be fantastic.

For being located in the Chihuahua Desert the amount of flowers and other vegetation is impressive.

The views along the canyons were equally impressive.

The return trail took us along a former railroad bed that the Southern Pacific Railway workers built in the 1800s, as well as this oven, used to feed the workers.

The Pecos River runs along the western edge of the park.

And by crossing this bridge we were now ‘west of the Pecos’ – but more on that in the next posting.

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