Trail Length

5 miles / 8 kilometres

Route Type

Out and back

Elevation Gain

738 feet / 225 metres

Estimated Time

2 – 4 hours

Description and Tips

This is one of the easiest trails in the Guadalupe National Park. Enjoy this hike into the heart of the canyon to Pratt Cabin and return (a distance of 4.8 miles). Along this walk you will cross the stream twice before arriving at the historic structure. Enjoy a snack or lunch at the picnic tables near or at Pratt Cabin, or sit for a spell on the porch. Volunteers staff Pratt Cabin on occasion; take a look inside the stone structure. Rustic Camping in available at the Guadalupe Mountains NP Pine Springs Campground.

Submitted By

Kenneth Bitz