This Texas State Historic site is known as El Paso’s Boot Hill where over 60,000 have been buried. Amongst them are famous gunfighter John Wesley Hardin. This well-known outlaw was said to have more than thirty notches on his gun, evidence that no more dangerous gunman ever operated in Texas. So, don’t be afraid to go down to explore and snap a few pictures of the historic tombstones as well as sites like the Buffalo Soldier Memorial.
Situated in an eclectic brick 1900’s warehouse in the historic Union Plaza, Rocketbuster Boots is the home to the Guinness Book of World Records World’s Largest Boots. Featured on Lonely Planet, National Geographic, CBS Sunday Morning, Texas Highways and more, the Rocketbuster Shop tour is a traveler’s favorite. With so many photo ops, you are destined to Instagram a pic worth a thousand likes!
San Elizario Jail and Billy the Kid Jail
Dating back to the 1800’s and known as one of the deadliest gunmen in the West, the infamous Billy the Kid became famous for being the only man ever to break into a jail. Legend says jail guards found themselves face to face with Billy’s 44 revolver just before he quickly retrieved the guard’s guns, helped his friend break out, put the guards in the jail and threw away the key. This place will certainly have you saying ͞hold on let me Instagram this.”
Known as the best view of the city accessible by car, Scenic Drive wows visitors every time. The winding road skirts around the east side of the mountain offering up some of the most stunning views of the city. A pic on Scenic Drive by day or night will certainly garner some attention along with a slew of likes!
Wyler Aerial Tramway
When there is a time crunch, considering a gondola-ride alternative would be an excellent choice to appease a need for jaw-dropping scenic views. The Wyler Aerial Tramway pulls passengers in cable cars to one of the mountain’s look-out peaks in just four minutes. Visitors from all over the world can view two countries and three states as well as 7,000-square miles worth of territory from Ranger Peak. In 1959, a local broadcast pioneer, Carol O. Wyler, built the tramway to service a future transmitter antenna so that he could haul construction materials and workers to the top as he built the platform and tower. After falling in love with the beauty and splendor of the transmitter’s top-of-the world view, he opened it up to public access from 1960 to 1986 while simultaneously servicing his tower until the tramway closed. In 1997 however, the tramway was donated to Texas State Parks and reopened with renovated Swiss-made tram cars. So much can be seen from this vista including White Sands, Sierra Blanca Peak, and one of El Paso’s most notable Texas state parks, Hueco Tanks.