Old Tin Mine Tour
March 20, 2022
Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park
- $8 adults, $1 children $3 TX Park Pass holders Fees must be paid prior to the hike by visiting the park's visitor center or by phone (915 444-9100) as there is no self-pay station at the trailhead and Rangers can not take money.
- Contact Name:
- Lydia Pagel
- Contact E-mail Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- 915 444-9100
Join a Park Ranger 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.
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.