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Butterfield Trail Golf Club
Butterfield Trail Golf Club
1858 Cottonwood Drive
915-780-5278 

Designed by world renowned architect Tom Fazio this beautiful course is sure to meet all your golfing needs. The spacious 8, 800 square foot club house located north of the 18th hole features indoor and outdoor patio seating which can accommodate large groups. Guests can enjoy our ͞Salida del Sol Restaurant͟ which features a full service restaurant and bar in a comfortable and friendly seating. The History of Butterfield Trail dates back to 1858 when the Butterfield Overland Mail Company operated for three years carrying mail and passengers across the country from Missouri to San Francisco. More than 700 miles of the almost 2,800 mile mail route ran across the state of Texas. Part of the original trail used still runs through the Butterfield Trail golf course property today, thus providing the perfect name for our emerald gem designed by world-renown golf course architect, Tom Fazio.

Cattleman’s Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch
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Cattleman’s Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch
3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd.
915-544-3200 

Surrounded by miles of beautiful desert scenery, Cattleman’s Steakhouse is home to spectacular panoramic views and unforgettable sunsets.

Franklin Mountains State Park
Franklin Mountains State Park
Transmountain Rd./Woodrow Bean
915-566-6441  

Nature lovers will take joy in watching the sun set and rise over the Franklins, the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, with the summit of North Franklin Peak rising to an elevation of 7,192 feet, approximately 3,000 feet above the city below. This state park is sure to leave visitors with a postcard-perfect experience.

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1
915-857-1135 

For thousands of years, people have trekked to these rock hills in far west Texas. In earlier times, they came for the rainwater pooled in natural rock basins, or huecos (͞whey-coes͟). Visitors today marvel at the imagery left by those ancient people.

At Hueco Tanks, visitors can hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Also available are guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery. Stop by the interpretive center, in a historic ranch house, to learn about the park and its history. The park store at headquarters sells gifts and other items. Hueco Tanks is mainly a day-use park. However, they do have 20 campsites.

Camping
Our campground has restrooms, hot showers and a dump station. For reservations, call (512) 389-8911. Reservations are limited to three days; you may be able to stay longer if a site is available.

Site types: 50-amp water/electric or water only. No sewer at sites. Parking: Back-in only, single-vehicle width. Drive lengths vary from 35 to 70 feet. Two vehicles allowed at each site.

Rock Climbing
Experience world-class rock climbing at Hueco Tanks! Choose from self-guided or guided climbs. Remember, some areas of the park can only be accessed on a tour. Call (512) 389-8911 to make a reservation to climb in the self-guided area or request a tour by calling (915) 849-6684 before your visit.

Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
Rim Rd.
915-534-0600  
 

Famous for its breathtaking views of El Paso and Cuidad Juarez, Scenic Drive offers several lookout points from which to watch the sun rise and set. El Paso’s indigenous mountains and broad expanse of sky combined with its warm hues paint a priceless picture.

Transmountain Road
Transmountain Road
Woodrow Bean Transmountain Rd.
915-534-0600 
 

Passing through the protected Franklin Mountain State Park, Transmountain Road is perfectly situated for glorious shows at day’s break and end. Watching an El Paso sunset, especially from Transmountain Road is something that certainly defines a true El Paso visit.Several picnic tables with awnings are offered along the road.


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