Category - Oklahoma

Roman Nose: Three Springs Trail              

Roman Nose: Three Springs Trail               photo
Middle Spring - Roman Nose State Park

The greatest attraction for early settlers to the area that is now Roman Nose State Park were springs that provided a continuous supply of fresh water.

Any trip to the park would not be complete without visiting the original three springs.

Roman Nose: Three Springs Trail               photo
Approximate Elevations Based on GPS Data

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Roman Nose: Mesa + Lakeshore + Switchback Loop (7 mi)

Roman Nose: Mesa + Lakeshore + Switchback Loop (7 mi) photo
Switchback Trail - Roman Nose State Park

The two trails I like best at Roman Nose State Park are the Mesa Loop Trail and the Switchback Trail. This 6.8-mile loop hike includes both of those trails and more.

Roman Nose: Mesa + Lakeshore + Switchback Loop (7 mi) photo
View of Watonga Lake from Inspiration Point on Mesa Loop Trail

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Roman Nose: Lake Loop/Mesa Loop Trails (3 mi)

Roman Nose: Lake Loop/Mesa Loop Trails (3 mi) photo
View of Roman Nose Canyon from Inspiration Point on Mesa Loop Trail

I recently visited Roman Nose State Park, near Watonga, Oklahoma. The brownish-red canyons and mesas in this semi-arid region of west Oklahoma are very different from the scenery of east Oklahoma or that of west Arkansas.

It was a pretty cool trip.

Roman Nose: Lake Loop/Mesa Loop Trails (3 mi) photo
Lake Loop Trail – Roman Nose State Park

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