El Paso Tin Mines Hike

El Paso, TX
(915) 566-6441

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6.5 miles
935 feet
Hike Time:
3.5 hours
Hike Type:
Out and Back
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 trail

From the trailhead climb to the top of the concrete dam and turn left. You will follow the trail to the right to the bottom of the dam. Follow the trail until you see a gate directly to your left. Turn left and proceed past the gate, pick up the jeep road, and follow this road all the way to the junction where you will turn left to locate the south mine and smelter. Proceed straight ahead and curve for the north mine. Follow stairs down below the mine for the lower entrance.

Trail Directions/Description: Take U.S. Hwy 54 (Patriot Freeway) go north and turn left at Farm Road 3255 (War Hwy). You will then turn left on Jon Cunningham and go to Chuck Heinrich park at the end of the road. You will park in the lot and the trailhead is located at the posts.

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