Aztec Cave Trail

EASY 76 reviews

Aztec Cave Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.7 miles 180 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

Hike up a desert arroyo to a mountain cave. From the trailhead, follow the trail up in a S-SE direction for 0.72 miles to arrive at the cave. There are benches for resting at several scenic overlooks along the trail. This is a good trail for kids and dogs.

hiking
13 hours ago

4 days ago

Great view once you get up there. It is a little bit of a challenge going up if you aren't ready for the elevation in El Paso.

5 days ago

Nice, quick, and easy. Good for kids and dogs

6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

11 days ago

It was a fun hike for me and the dog. It was very spontaneous as we just decided to go. It was on a Sunday evening and very windy. Nonetheless, as we got farther towards the cave, the wind didn't bother us. It took about an hour all together including stopping to take pics of the amazing views and attempting to sing inside the cave. It was just us two on the trail which was nice given its fairly short. We got a good little workout in. I recommend this hike for all skill levels.

hiking
23 days ago

Okay so first of all, when you see that this hike is "easy"- think of it as "easy" for a hiker. The reason I say this is because for someone who doesn't ever hike, or is really out of shape, it's not necessarily going to be easy. If you can walk up a pretty steep incline for .7 miles, then this will be easy. If not, you may get tired and have to rest. Now with that being said, it's $5 per person to get into this area. At first the trail is pretty flat, and then towards the end it's pretty steep. Once you get to the cave, it's a BEAUTIFUL view. We brought our two dogs- they were more than capable of doing this hike and loved it! Make sure that if you bring your dogs, you bring some water for them. Also, there's rocks and sometimes they can be sharp depending on where you walk, so be sure that you keep an eye on your dogs because they can cut up the pads on their paws. I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone!

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is .75 miles one way and the elevation gain is more like 400ft. Gets pretty steep towards the end. Overall good hike though, cool caves and good views from the top.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy hike while killing time by myself. Caves were pretty cool, but the real reward was ascending to above the caves. Great views! Perfect alone, with a friend, or with your family. Watch the kids a bit if you go on top of the cave as it is steeper!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice and easy :)

hiking
3 months ago

This hike wasn't to hard and wasn't to easy, good workout with a cool reward at the top of the hike

hiking
3 months ago

This hike wasn't to hard and wasn't to easy, good workout with a cool reward at the top of the hike

hiking
3 months ago

A very quick trail, about an hour in total. (6000 steps up to the top, 30 minutes.) Steep but the kids age 5-14 managed fine. Going down was scary though as the stones would shift. Surprised no one twisted an ankle! Lovely scenic views :) 6 who joined us were hiking for the first time and managed it fine. It takes your breath away-good little workout!

hiking
3 months ago