Events

Lower Sunset Hike

October 24, 2021
8:00 AM
Tom Mays Park Access Rd, El Paso, TX 79930

Venue:
Franklin Mountains State Park
Admission:
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:
Lydia.Pagel@tpwd.texas.gov
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.”

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