Events

Old Tin Mine Guided Hike

November 21, 2021
7:30 AM
Officer Andrew Barcena Dr, El Paso, TX 79934

Venue:
Tin Mine Trail @ Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park
Admission:
Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children 12 and under. Please get your permit ahead of time online at texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com as the Park Ranger guiding the hike will be unable to make change.
Contact Name:
Lydia Pagel
Contact E-mail Address:
Lydia.Pagel@tpwd.texas.gov
Contact Phone Number:
915 444 9100

Join us for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.

This is a moderate to difficult hike of 6 miles. The trail is a well-marked old jeep road with a gentle but steady climb for about 3 miles until you arrive to the mines. You can explore two of the old shafts and the ruins of the smelter before heading back the way you came.

Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444 9100

Bring: water, snacks, flashlight, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes. Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

Meeting location: Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park. We will meet in the parking lot at the end of Jon Cunningham. Look for the white TPWD truck and the Ranger on duty.

Must have reservation or entrance permit ahead of time.

Directions: From highway 54, take the exit toward Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and turn onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn west onto Jon Cunningham Blvd; it will dead-end into the parking lot for Chuck Heinrich Park

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