Sierra Del Cristo Rey [CLOSED]

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Sierra Del Cristo Rey [CLOSED] 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, walking, 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: 748 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

partially paved

closed

This route is temporarily Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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. 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
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail

hiking
4 months ago

Great day to go on a pilgrimage and meet ome new people from chuch. Theres a lot to see out here and solitude in the midst of the 3 cities.

recorded Sierra Del Cristo Rey

hiking
4 months ago

Trail very well maintained. Easy climb. Awesome views!

hiking
4 months ago

did it for the pilgrimage and i loved it. relatively easy if you are in decent shape

5 months ago

Clean Jeep Road, best to hike in cool months since no shade Dec. 30.do not go alone, only in groups. 1800# posted at entrance

running
8 months ago

Wide enough for two to run side by side. Good run, great view!

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was dog friendly, easy, and great views. There was a lot of people on trail, everyone was very friendly.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail! Go early. It gets hot!

hiking
9 months ago

nice trail with great views on the way up and at the top. the first 1/4 mile is steep and the hardest part of the hike besides the final 100 foot ascent. Gentle switchbacks float you up the mountain with plenty of saints to pray to on your climb up.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

#elpasostrong Beautiful views! Only the first bit and the last bit at the top are very steep, but most of the trail up is only a slight incline.

9 months ago

awesome sights

hiking
Sat Apr 27 2019

I would recommend this trail to anyone.

hiking
no shade
Mon Apr 08 2019

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Beautiful. The views are expansive, encompassing both NM, TX, and Mexico. Easy walking with an even trail. Watch the weather as the winds can be daunting. Take water and enjoy the experience

hiking
Sun Mar 10 2019

lovely day for a social and nice hike. Took my blind son, and he was able to use his cane the entire way. easy hike but if you have breathing issues, take it slow and supplies if needed. Windy day for sure but pleasant.

Mon Jan 21 2019

Love this hike, we usually wander off the trail to make it more challenging.

hiking
Sun Jan 06 2019

Jesus!

hiking
Mon Nov 19 2018

The beginning (less than 1/4 mile) had a steep incline compared to the rest of the trail. Overall a good trail, went around 12p on a Sunday and it was busy. Passed by about 15 hikers total. I liked that there was a noticeable trail, and that there were plenty of points to sightsee into Mexico and El Paso. Even though it is a zigzag in-and-our trail, it went by fast. My husband, dog, and I took our time going up but coming down it only took ~30 minutes! Only giving it a 4 because the area is known for crime.

Sat Jul 21 2018

I have done this hike many times, I even went last year with a yoga group. Dare to dream, try to go when there is a ranger trip, you learn about the history,

hiking
Sat Jul 07 2018

Beautifully kept trail and an easy hike up! Took me and a friend about an hour and a half total to get up and back. Awesome views at the top! The incline at the very beginning feels tough, but after that it’s gradual smooth sailing. A must do if in the area.

Sat Feb 17 2018

A must do if you are remotely near the E Paso area!!! arguably the best view in Texas besides Big Bend National Park and the top point of the Franklin Mountains!

Sun Feb 11 2018

Easy hike. Beautiful views.

hiking
Sat Jan 20 2018

Great fairly easy hike to the top. The trail is not very steep and is very wide. Very good views of the surrounding area.

Sun Oct 15 2017

I took a stroller with us. Not a great idea but we did it

hiking
Sat Jun 10 2017

I loved it. It's great for what it is, an easyish day hike. Well maintained and beautiful views.

hiking
Sun May 21 2017

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
Sun Mar 12 2017

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

Tue Jan 24 2017

Windy but great views

hiking
Tue Dec 13 2016

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

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