Ron Coleman Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hike through Upper Fusselman Canyon to a scenic overlook. Follow the trail up the canyon. At 0.45 miles, the main trail keeps right. DO NOT follow the wash up. At 0.5 miles the trail will zig-zag up the hillside covered in red rhyolite rock to the ridgeline. On the ridgeline at 0.80 miles, turn left and follow the trail up to the Elephant's Trunk at N31.86502 - W106.49520. There are a few small caves at the trunk. There are several possible trails up and down, so pick your route as you like.
Started on the Ron Coleman trail, but went left on the ridgeline towards Franklin Mtn. Great trail, fairly steep in sections. Lots of loose rock.
Great experience! Loooooved it!
It's not too hard some loose rocks here and there but the view from the top is worth the little challenge.
This is an awesome trail , enjoyed the hike and rock climbing
challenging hike the offers great views of both sides of the Franklins. Start early if you're doing the out and back.
Fun hike. A shame about all the trash, please help keep this trail clean.
Not difficult at all. Like the other review say... Stick to the trails, especially coming down. There's a pseudo trial coming down from the top into the ravine that looked not fun at all. Hella nice view of El Paso at the top.
Did it on Memorial day wk end and it was busy, the trail itself can be challenging for the inexperienced, but offered stunning views.
Unfortunately there is garbage and paint everywhere especially on the lower part. People please take of your country and preserve it for the folks after you, remember what goes in has to come back out.
Very popular trail, I have done it several times. This time I did it with my family. After about half a mile, you go up in a zig zag route by a difficult section. You just have to hike with care. Then you take the Ron Coleman Trail to the Mammoth Mountain, not to hard. Kids enjoyed a lot, the view from the top is amazing!
Great hike, it does get difficult the further high you get but its well worth the view from the summit.
It was a great hike if you stick to the trail. They are missing a few trail markers but, as long as you stick to your right your good. The view from the summit is worth this hike.
Awesome. Great views and very challenging at times.
Challanging hike if you go off trail. But awesome hike overall!