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Mision socorro

Travel the Historic Mission Trail

Mission Trail is a nine-mile stretch across time in El Paso County’s Mission Valley. The historic trail is named for the three missions that date back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Ysleta Mission, Socorro Mission and San Elizario Chapel, which are the oldest churches in the state of Texas. All three parishes still congregate for Mass to this day. While the missions are certainly the focal point of Mission Trail, the pathway’s historical appeal isn’t limited to the liturgical venues. Mission Trail is home to museums, myriad state and national landmarks, art galleries, award-winning restaurants and a host of other attractions that inspire frequent visitation. Both natives and travelers alike are captivated by the rich history and cultural encounters that are unique to this sector of the borderland. Here’s a few sites you absolutely have to see during your trek down Mission Trail.

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