After we left Langtry we made a few stops on the way home. The topo map below gives an idea of how the land around here is cut by many canyons. Seminole Canyon starts on the upper left where it says Canyon and winds its way down to the Rio Grande. The Pecos River area is to the left, not on this map.
We stopped to view this canyon from the bridge on US90. The canyon wound like a snake from the north west. Old and new rr bridges crossing the gap give you an idea of the problems and dangers the rr workers encountered.
View south and east from the other side of our bridge.
Close-up of the projections (on the right above) show how flood water and wind sculpted this otherwise dry canyon.
That’s Langtry in the distance.
A few more miles down the road we pulled off onto this access road to a picnic area/overlook.
We found a couple of historical markers and a view of the Pecos.
(I’ve included more info on these scouts in the next blog.)
The bridge above is several miles nw of this point. That bridge is the one on US90.
Down river and around the corner is the western end of
There isn’t a whole lot here beyond the boat ramp and a nice restroom. This is on the western end of the area. The eastern end, 26 miles from here is where most people go. The picnic area we just left is around the bend on the right.
Looking the other direction
From there we went about 5 miles down the road to Seminole Canyon State Historic Park and found this:
That completed our morning activities on our last day at Seminole Canyon.
In the afternoon we did something else.
Louise and Duane