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Aztec Caves Trail

1331 McKelligon Canyon Road
El Paso, TX 79930
(915) 566-6441

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Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
1.43 miles roundtrip
Elevation:
500 ft
Fee:
Adults 13 and older $4 per day; Children under 13 are free; Group Adult entrance fee per person $1
Hike Time:
1.2 hour
Hike Type:
Out and back
Hours:
The park gate is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for the first Saturday in April to the third Sunday in September, when the Tom Mays Unit is open from 6:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Trail Condition:
Well maintained

Hike through desert canyons and washes to reach mountain caves for this hike! Having entered the park, take a right at the third paved road which ends at a parking lot. A wooden sign signifies the trailhead, with the caves plainly visible on the mountain side. Follow the trailhead to arrive at the caves where you are greeted with benches for resting at several scenic views.

Trail Directions/Description: This trail can be accessed through the Tom Mays Park entrance which if coming from the Westside of El Paso and from Interstate 10, take the Canutillo/Transmountain Road exit and turn right toward the Mountains. The park entrance is located to the left after nearly 3.8 miles. From the Eastside of El Paso taking Highway 54, exit Fred Wilson Road and turn toward the mountain, travel over Transmountain to the park entrance. All trails are subject to park hours and fees.

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