Lower Sunset Hike
October 24, 2021
Tom Mays Park Access Rd, El Paso, TX 79930
- Franklin Mountains State Park
- Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; free for Texas State Park Pass holders, and children between the ages of 5-12 years old.
- Contact Name:
- Lydia Pagel
- Contact E-mail Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- 915 444-9100
Lower Sunset Shortcut is a moderate hike of about 2.5 miles. After a steep initial descent down old jeep road the trail transitions to well-maintained trail that climbs up and out of the canyon meandering around rock outcroppings before making its way back up. It ends with a slightly steeper climb up to the scenic overlook.
Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444.9100.
Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.
Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.
Directions: From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right. If using a GPS be sure to search for “Tom Mays Access Road,” not “Franklin Mountains State Park.”