Ron Coleman Trail

HARD 66 reviews

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.

7.0 miles 3502 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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.

22 days ago

Nice hike with amazing views.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike to N Franklin Mountain... Great Views of El Paso.

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1 month ago

Nice hike on way to North Franklin Mountain. Great views of El Paso to the West and East.

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2 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

Great experience! Loooooved it!

3 months ago

4 months ago

It's not too hard some loose rocks here and there but the view from the top is worth the little challenge.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

This is an awesome trail , enjoyed the hike and rock climbing

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

challenging hike the offers great views of both sides of the Franklins. Start early if you're doing the out and back.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Fun hike. A shame about all the trash, please help keep this trail clean.

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6 months ago

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.

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6 months ago

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.

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6 months ago

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!

7 months ago

7 months ago

Great hike, it does get difficult the further high you get but its well worth the view from the summit.

7 months ago

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.