Sierra Del Cristo Rey

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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
748 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

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.

3 months ago

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!

4 months ago

Easy hike. Beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

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Sunday, 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.

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Sunday, 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
Sunday, March 12, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Windy but great views

hiking
Tuesday, December 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

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Very nice. Amazing view.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

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.

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.

hiking
Monday, February 08, 2016

It's a fairly easy hike. The entrance and final climb is a little steep. I had my 3 kids out there on the trail and they all made it the whole way except for the youngest who is 3 years old and he only made it 3/4 of the whole trail.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Great

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Very sunny, wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. The beginning and end are steep. Great view at the top.

hiking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Easy hike with many shrines along the way. If you live nearby, it's best to go on one of the guided hikes up the mountain so you can take in the local history.

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013

Very close to the border and so many warning and suggestion from border patrol like to travel in a group of two or more. They close it early evening so better to do it in the morning. It's in the desert so no shade so pick a right time and hydrate well. An amazing seen of two different world will wait for you at the top. Awesome experience.

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