Summary: This is a short easy hike in and around a 50,000 year old meteor crater. Information sheets are available in the museum. Signs are posted along the trail telling what scientists have learned. A 165 ft deep shaft was drilled looking for meteor pieces. Covered picnic benches are available in several areas. This is a nice short hike and a break area if you are passing through.
Trailhead: From Odessa, go west 5 miles on I-20 to exit 108 (Moss Avenue). Turn left (south), cross the rail road tracks, follow the signs about 2.2 miles to the crater. (Lat:31.7572 Lon:-102.47869)
Trail Guides for Odessa Meteor Crater Hike:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: No contact. For emergencies use 911.
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Michael P. Olbrisch, who has posted 71 other hikes on this site
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