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Nature Tourism

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Botanical Gardens

Located in the facinating and biodiverse northern Chihuahuan Desert-the largest desert in North America, El Paso 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 archaeological sites abound.

Climbing & Bouldering

Climbers of all degrees will enjoy El Paso's spectacular canyons, sheer cliffs along mountain trails, sand dunes, lava fields, caverns and a host of other natural world-renowned climbing destinations.

Cycling & Biking

Beautiful views of the Franklin Mountains, and a seemingly endless spread of open land make biking in El Paso an unforgetable experience.

Horseback Riding

Riding on horseback is the ultimate way to experience the backcountry of El Paso. Whether you prefer to ride your own horse or join an organised trek, there are routes and riding centres to suit all abilities.


Boasting more than 300 sunny days a year, El Paso is a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Hikers, runners, cyclists, backpackers, campers and adventurers are sure to find something to enjoy in this magnificent corner of North America.

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