Sierra Del Cristo Rey

EASY 44 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.

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9 days ago

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

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4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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
5 months 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.

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