Lazy Cow Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice easy flat trail, you will encounter mountain bikers frequently on this trail.
To get to this trail, take US-54 to Alamogordo. Exit on Kenworthy St. Turn left at the next light to take the Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn to your left again at the Jon Cunningham Blvd and go straight ahead until you reach the parking lot next to a city park. From there, you will see a big contention ditch that you have to climb, and if you go to your left, you will find the entrance of the Franklin Mountain State Park. You will follow the Old Tin Mine Road and in a half a mile you will find the beginning of the Lazy Cow Trail. This is an out and back easy trail in a flat desert terrain, full of creosota bushes, mezquites and lechuguillas.The trail will take you to some buildings inside the Bowen Ranch, where you kind find a good shade to rest. The round trip is around 7 miles and the elevation gain is not more than 150 Ft. You will share the trail with many bikers. Due to the previous mentioned characteristics, we wander why they named it The Lazy Cow Trail.
easy trial but fun to ride