Mesa de Anguila
Remote, and isolated from the rest of Big Bend National Park, Mesa de Anguila offers an opportunity for solitude in an area with exceptional views.
The trails may may not be obvious as animal trails diverge from the main trail, and sections of trail may be overgrown with grass and shrubs. The trek is recommended for experienced desert backpackers only.Due to the difficult nature of this hike and environmental dangers of the low desert, hikers are strongly advised to purchase a detailed topographic map of this trail from the park bookstore before heading out.
Did You Know?
The alligator juniper is one of three species of juniper trees found in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. Alligator juniper got its name from its bark which resembles the scaly plates, or chutes, on an alligator's back. More...