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Cinco Tinajas

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Cinco Tinajas
« on: May 19, 2013, 11:47:06 AM »
Cinco Tinajas is probably one of the most visited areas of BBRSP.  This is partly due to very easy access from the main park road - one of a limited number of features you can get to by car.  It is very pretty and definitely worth a stop.

From the parking area there is a short trail that will take you about 0.5 miles to an overlook of the tinajas.  From there you can follow a very faint route that will take you down to the upper tinaja, or you can backtrack to the main trail that will take you down to the lower portion.

My favorite time to visit is right at sunset.  I suggest parking and following the road just about 100 feet or so to the stream bed and following it down to the tinajas.  The glow off the surrounding canyon walls and reflections off the pools are very mystical.

If you are staying at Sauceda Station you can follow the creek bed that runs past the corral for just over a mile and it will take you directly to the upper tinaja.  The route is very easy until the very end where you may have to be creative to keep your feet dry.  This is another great evening trip - you may see many critters coming down to get a drink!

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Re: Cinco Tinajas
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 12:42:35 PM »
Thanks for the posting and pictures!

 


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