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6 Awesome Adventures in El Paso

Hikers, bikers, climbers and thrill-seekers alike won’t have to look far to find real adventure in El Paso where active days meet fun filled nights.

Franklin Mountains State Park
Franklin Mountains State Park
Transmountain Rd./Woodrow Bean
915-566-6441 

Hikers, bikers and climbers won’t have to look far to find real adventure in the Franklin Mountains State Park. Towering above the city, the park is the largest U.S. state park in an urban setting. With over 100 miles of multi-use trails, these high-desert mountains start at approximately 5,426 feet with the highest peak reaching 7,192 feet above sea level. Take your adventure to the next level and climb to the top of North Franklin Peak for an unforgettable view of El Paso, New Mexico and Mexico.

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Wyler Aerial Tramway
1700 McKinney Dr.
915-566-6622 

The Wyler Aerial Tramway will take you on a scenic ride high above El Paso for an aerial view of three states and two countries. The gondola ride climbs 940 feet and lasts about 4 minutes. Get extreme by hiking to Ranger Peak via Directissimo Trail, a lightly trafficked loop trail that snakes along the eastern side of the mountain and features beautiful wild flowers. This trail is rated as one of the toughest trails in the park.

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1
915-857-1135 

World-renowned for its thrilling boulders, Hueco Tanks is one of the world’s prime spots for climbers. Hueco Tanks is a bouldering mecca that draws in recreational and professional climbers alike. Situted in a desert paradise, the aesthetic beauty of the routes alone will leave you with the promise to return sooner than later.

Cafe Central
Cafe Central
109 N. Oregon St.
915-545-2233 

Combining innovative taste with 97-year old traditions, this chic downtown bistro offers a diverse selection of inventive flavor pairings and signature dishes. Original art, restored charm and an ornately gated New Orleans style courtyard make Café Central a favorite amongst the locals.

DeadBeach Brewery
DeadBeach Brewery
406 Durango St.
855-915-2337 

With names like Vaquero Lager and Abuelita Stout this El Paso born and raised brewery lives and breathes big, bold beers. For those who wisely prefer to pair their craft beers with some food, local food trucks are on scene each day the Tavern is open.

Circa 1963
Circa 1963
325 N. Kansas St.
915-532-5200 

Circa boasts a mixology and craft beer bar with a lounge and unforgettable views of the city. The space is located on the 5th floor and situated between the pool deck and a cozy roof top terrace, under a custom designed oak covered ceiling. Dine alfresco or enjoy a nightcap by one of their outdoor fireplaces.


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