Boasting more than 300 sunny days a year, El Paso is a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Located in the fascinating and biodiverse northern Chihuahuan Desert-the largest desert in North America, El Paso offers visitors many ways to enjoy the sunshine with an excellent array of outdoor recreational opportunities. The region is home to hundreds of species of plants, birds, reptiles and mammals, many of them unique to the area, and also features a great diversity of landscapes, ranging from rivers to grasslands to open desert to rugged mountains. Archaeological sites abound, as well as spectacular canyons, sheer cliffs along mountain trails, sand dunes, lava fields, caverns and a host of other natural attractions. Hikers, runners, cyclists, backpackers, campers and adventurers are sure to find something to enjoy in this magnificent corner of North America.