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Outdoor Adventure

West Texas boasts wild beauty in parched frontiers, disparate from the grassy flatlands and maple dressed hills throughout the east Texas landscape. Far west from flattened, saturated green slopes, sky islands compete for water with the Chihuahuan floor. Scoring over a mountain valley, El Paso ranks as the 20th largest city in the nation. Dubbed the last of Texas’ wildest cities, it encompasses three state parks within county lines that lay well-managed and preserved for enthusiasts thirsting after adventure. Park excursions attract mountain bikers, trail runners and competitive rock climbers throughout the nation, but recreational activities circumvent a natural wonder to those living within the region. Though all three parks are located within the same region, each contribute a unique locale of outdoor pursuits.

Red Sands
Photo by Rent an ATV
Red Sands
15698 Montana Ave.
(915) 855-4288 

Just west of Hueco Tanks sits Red Sands, which consists of 21 miles of off-roading opportunities. Red Sands features sand dunes, small hills and amazing views. Thirty four million years ago, the entire area used to be under an ancient sea and you’ll come across plenty of fossils. Since it’s open year round, this is an attraction you don’t want to miss. With Off-Road Adventures you can rent an ATV so that you can join in on all the fun in the desert hills. If you have a 4x4 vehicle, you can make this an all-day event by grilling and hanging out with friends or family.

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