Indian Caves and Pictographs
Four of the more accessible Indian caves on the ranch provided the majority of the Indian artifacts now exhibited in the museum at El Cibolo. Indian pictographs are located on a cliff face east of Cibolo Creek near El Fortin del Cibolo and at La Morita. Other Indian caves and Indian mounds can be reached by following instructions obtained at the ranch office. We request that any Indian artifacts that you find either be left in place or turned in to the ranch office.
Springs and Waterfall
There are numerous natural springs within the canyons and scattered throughout the mountains in some of the most unlikely places, all marked by trees and lush vegetation. Within a short hiking distance from El Cibolo are the historical Cibolo Springs and the nearby North Springs. Both are lovely tree-shaded glens with spring water flowing from grassy slopes and rivulets that is captured by an old acequia and Cibolo Creek. A more challenging hike is to the waterfall above El Cibolo, which runs continuously, except during periods of drought. There is an old stone dam and spring-fed lake in a high volcanic canyon above the waterfall. Down Cibolo Creek is Carrizal Springs, where you can often see a family of deer or a flock of wild turkeys behind the abandoned adobe cabin. There are two Texas champion trees at the springs, a grey oak and a Texas mulberry.
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