Sierra Del Cristo Rey is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Sunland Park, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Hike to a mountain peak with a view of two countries and 3 states. From the trailhead, follow the main trail to the top. At the top, there is a statue of Jesus Crist. It is the largest such statue in the world. At 42.5 feet, it is larger than the one in the Andes Mountains by 1 foot. The project was begun on 29 Oct 1933, and completed 6 years later on 29 Oct 1939. Books and information are available at the trailhead on pilgrimage days.
beautiful hike. gorgeous views of NM, TX, MX. I wish people wouldn't vandalize the statue. the restoration team was heading up to cleanup
Very nice view of New Mexico, Juarez and El Paso. Awesome photo opportunities!
Very nice. Amazing view.
Nice trail, amazing city view!!!
awesome experience definitely going again
We have done this trail two times, both with family and friends. The second time on October 2015, we hike about 6 miles because we started from a parking lot near McNutt Rd. We think that the best month to visit it is October, the day of the celebration. Many people walk to the top this day and stay for the mass. The trail is easy, wide and in good conditions, perfect for the family. Once at the top you can, if you want, pray for a moment and enjoy the view of El Paso and Juarez. You have to arrive early to find a parking lot near the entrance.
Nicely maintained trail with good views of the city. You have to drive a short distance on a dirt road to get to the parking area.
Enjoyable, great view of the surrounding land. Had a nice breeze on the hike that made it even better.
A great family hike. There were at least 30 people out on the trail this morning. It really provides a unique views of El Paso and Juarez.
It's a fairly easy hike. The entrance and final climb is a little steep. I had my 3 kids out there on the trail and they all made it the whole way except for the youngest who is 3 years old and he only made it 3/4 of the whole trail.
Very sunny, wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. The beginning and end are steep. Great view at the top.
Easy hike with many shrines along the way. If you live nearby, it's best to go on one of the guided hikes up the mountain so you can take in the local history.