The Sunset Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.
The Sunset Loop Trail (Upper/Lower Sunset Trails) is a must if you hike the Franklin Mountains frequently. We do not know how many times we have walked this path. The high winds at the top of the Upper Sunset part of the trail were a relief to the heat even that it was around 8:00 in the morning on this almost summer day. The loop was completed by using an old portion of the trail existing before the nearby quarry was open, Two highlights events are worth to mention. All the white-thorn acacias on the way were in bloom and their perfume surround us and an owl flying in the middle of the day sealed the journey.
Fun hike, although near the end, apparently I came off the trail and cut my hike short by 1 mile. I don't know how I did, but I did.
Hot and very dry.