According to "Ride Texas" magazine the area is home to the third most popular motorcycle ride in the state.
Communities of Barksdale,
The area is abundant with both native and exotic game. White-tail Deer, Javelina, along with Russian Boar, Axis Deer and other exotics give rise to some of the best hunting in Texas. In addition, almost 200 bird species visit the area each year
before the first
White Settlers came, Indians favored the area, and evidence of their
is still plentiful in flint points, occasional shell beads and other
An unsuccessful Spanish mission, San Lorenzo de la
Numerous Historical Markers can be found through the area that describe the early settler’s struggles to overcome Indian raids, plagues and the everyday hard life in the Canyon.
Medical facilities include a clinic, a long term care facility and a volunteer EMS system.