Sierra Del Cristo Rey

EASY 30 reviews
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Sierra Del Cristo Rey is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Sunland Park, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

Hike to a mountain peak with a view of two countries and 3 states. From the trailhead, follow the main trail to the top. At the top, there is a statue of Jesus Crist. It is the largest such statue in the world. At 42.5 feet, it is larger than the one in the Andes Mountains by 1 foot. The project was begun on 29 Oct 1933, and completed 6 years later on 29 Oct 1939. Books and information are available at the trailhead on pilgrimage days.

hiking
2 days ago

This is our first hike in El Paso area. Very comfortable and well maintain Trail that is not hard. Although going up can be challenging for some. We had a great group (all adults) and we really enjoy the Trail all the way up to Cristo Rey monument.
Views are excellent from all areas (bring camera), specially at the top where you can see Juarez. We arrive early on a Saturday and started the trail around 0900ish, and not many people on the trail. Few more cars and people where there when we came back down, but nothing too busy. Definitely a good Trail to run, hike, bike or even hike with some weight/gear. Great trail to bring visitors and show the TX-NM-México borders.
Some Websites have warnings on not to come alone, call the dispatch (number in the gravel parking lot) to notify them of the people and cars in your group and also be aware of vandalism, robberies and assaults. I do recommend call the number and notify them of your group. Personally we all can get robbed anywhere and be victim of vandalism so in my opinion don't leave valuable in your car, be aware of your surroundings and ENJOY a nice trail with great views.

hiking
2 days ago

This is our first hike in El Paso area. Very comfortable and well maintain Trail that is not hard. Although going up can be challenging for some. We had a great group (all adults) and we really enjoy the Trail all the way up to Cristo Rey monument.
Views are excellent from all areas (bring camera), specially at the top where you can see Juarez. We arrive early on a Saturday and started the trail around 0900ish, and not many people on the trail. Few more cars and people where there when we came back down, but nothing too busy. Definitely a good Trail to run, hike, bike or even hike with some weight/gear. Great trail to bring visitors and show the TX-NM-México borders.
Some Websites have warnings on not to come alone, call the dispatch (number in the gravel parking lot) to notify them of the people and cars in your group and also be aware of vandalism, robberies and assaults. I do recommend call the number and notify them of your group. Personally we all can get robbed anywhere and be victim of vandalism so in my opinion don't leave valuable in your car, be aware of your surroundings and ENJOY a nice trail with great views.

mountain biking
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hiking
2 months ago

this was a wonderful trail for a beginner like myself! and the view from the top is amazing!!

3 months ago

Windy but great views

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful hike. gorgeous views of NM, TX, MX. I wish people wouldn't vandalize the statue. the restoration team was heading up to cleanup

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice view of New Mexico, Juarez and El Paso. Awesome photo opportunities!

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice. Amazing view.

hiking
10 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

Nice trail, amazing city view!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

awesome experience definitely going again

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

We have done this trail two times, both with family and friends. The second time on October 2015, we hike about 6 miles because we started from a parking lot near McNutt Rd. We think that the best month to visit it is October, the day of the celebration. Many people walk to the top this day and stay for the mass. The trail is easy, wide and in good conditions, perfect for the family. Once at the top you can, if you want, pray for a moment and enjoy the view of El Paso and Juarez. You have to arrive early to find a parking lot near the entrance.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Nicely maintained trail with good views of the city. You have to drive a short distance on a dirt road to get to the parking area.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Enjoyable, great view of the surrounding land. Had a nice breeze on the hike that made it even better.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

A great family hike. There were at least 30 people out on the trail this morning. It really provides a unique views of El Paso and Juarez.

walking
Friday, March 25, 2016