Ron Coleman Trail

HARD 84 reviews

Ron Coleman Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas 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 3274 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.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

I hiked this trail with some Army Buddies in august 2013. Wearing shorts and T-shirts, we were UNPREPARED for the cold biting wind as we traversed the ridge leading up to Mammoth rock. We passed the trail marker begging us to "GO BACK" and we almost did... We saw a spider us Easterners had never seen before, looked like a big orange crab under the rocks. I would consider this trail MODERATE as it was not too steep or strenuous on the way up. I was NOT the leader of this group, By rank I was next to last in seniority. The leaders didn't like the ridgeline ascent and chose to descend through the ravine. lots of steep and loose rock made the descent very difficult and I'm sure we didn't help with any erosion prevention at all. I intend to LEAD a group here soon as well as the North trail.
Stop 1/2 way up to take you picture in front of the Mammoth.

2 months ago

Nice hike with amazing views.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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

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4 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.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great experience! Loooooved it!

4 months ago

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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

7 months ago

7 months ago

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

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7 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.