Destination El Paso


Hiking, Running, & Walking Trails

Franklin Mountain State Park

Towering through the center of the city of El Paso is the Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest state park in an urban setting.


1953 B-36D Crash Site Hike

Hike to an old crash site of a B-36D that took place in 1953.


Agave Loop Trail

This trail takes you around an old mine.


Aztec Caves Trail

A peaceful and enjoyable hike leading to mountain caves.


Chihuahuan Dessert Nature Hike

The high desert meadow offers many trails, poppies (seasonal) and great views of the Franklin Mountains and the Eastside of El Paso.


Directissimo Trail

After having taken Wyler Tramway up, experience a hike off the Tramway Deck.


El Paso Tin Mines Hike

This trail takes you to old tin mines in secluded part of the Franklin Mountains.


Indian Peak Trail

Enjoy a tranquil, high mountain lookout point.


Lower Sunset Trail

A hike through the Chihuahuan Desert, that goes along the ridgeline of the Franklin Mountains with amazing valley views.


Mammoths Trunk Trail

Hike up to what looks like a petrified mammoth to a scenic overview. Small caves are also found a end of your hike.


Mundy’s Gap Trail

Capture scenic views of the Paso Del Norte region by taking this trail.


Nature Walk Trail

An excellent trail with signage that names various plants along the way


North Franklin Mountain Trail

This hike will take you to the highest mountain peak in El Paso.


Palisades Canyon Loop

Great views on this well marked trail near the Kern neighborhood.


Ron Coleman Trail

Hike from McKelligon Canyon, over the Franklin Mountain.


Schaeffer Shuffle

An easy trail for beginners; just the right amount of difficulty for any nature enthusiasts.


Thousand Steps Trail

This hike takes you to Wyler Aerial Tramway and up to Ranger Peak.


Tom Mays Trail

Hike through a desert valley and around Tom Mays Park.


Trans Franklin Mountain Trail

This trail takes you from west to east, over the mountain and past tin mines.


Upper Sunset Trail

A hike through the Chihuahuan Desert, that goes along the ridgeline of the Franklin Mountains with amazing valley views.


West Cottonwood Spring Trail

Hike to a small desert mountain spring with many Cottonwood trees.

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