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City Escape: Motorcycle Rides through EP

Breathtaking vistas, expansive views and magnificent mountains-El Paso is home to a great mix of short rides.

TX Loop 375 Transmountain Rd.
TX Loop 375 Transmountain Rd.
Woodrow Bean Transmountain Rd.
 
 

This stretch of highway runs along the Franklin Mountains and offers expansive overlooks with panoramic views of El Paso and New Mexico. For a bonus take a drive through the Franklin Mountains State Park or visit the Archaeology Museum or Border Patrol Museum-all three locations are situated on Transmountain Rd.

Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
Rim Rd.
 
 

This winding road features breathtaking views of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. to the north the road hugs the Franklin Mountains and to the south are picturesque sights of three states and two countries. For an extended ride and additional panoramics of the region, continue to the Wyler Aerial Tramway from Alabama St.

McKelligon Canyon
McKelligon Canyon
1331 McKelligon Canyon Dr.
 
 

Neslted on the south-eastern side of the Franklin Mountains and surrounded by desert canyon walls, McKelligon Canyon is a beautiful stretch of road with several covered picnic areas. A park information center is located along the route and is recommend for any information needed.

Historic Highway 28
Historic Highway 28
Canutillo-La Union Rd.
 
 

This two-lane road runs from north El Paso to Old Mesilla, NM. Lined with pecan orchards, Chile farms, horse and cattle farms and vineyards, this steady relaxing ride is a magnificent spectacular. With several stops along the way, this ride is best suited for a half or full day. Not-to-miss-sites along the way include Zin Valle Vineyards, Chope’s Bar & Café and La Vina Winery.

White Sands Missile Range
White Sands Missile Range
Wsmr P Rt 1
 
 

Less than two hours east from El Paso is White Sands Missile Range. The drive takes riders through a small portion of the range is one of the largest historic military sites. Make plans to visit the museum where admission is free but be sure to pack ID and the appropriate vehicle documentation.

Big Bend Region
Big Bend Region
 
 

Known as the gateway to Big Bend, El Paso is where most start their west TX adventure. This beautiful ride east is home to scenic vistas, historic sites, diverse wildlife and a unique culture. Hot spots along the way include Food Shark, Cosmico, Big Bend Brewing Co. and the Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon.


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