Aztec Cave Trail

EASY 117 reviews

Aztec Cave Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

Hike up a desert arroyo to a mountain cave. From the trailhead, follow the trail up in a S-SE direction for 0.72 miles to arrive at the cave. There are benches for resting at several scenic overlooks along the trail. This is a good trail for kids and dogs.

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5 days ago

Not Easy due to incline goes straight up a mountain. A moderate hike. The cave is really just a large hole. Very rocky, steep climb. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous wildflowers, and much more.

7 days ago

Great little hike. My elevation change said 550, not 181. Harder on the way down due to loose sand and rock. So, more moderate than easy.

18 days ago

19 days ago

Trail was a great workout, not an easy trail hike due to elevation.

19 days ago

Super fun!

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26 days ago

Kid friendly. Took our 4 year old walking and a 3 month old in a lillebaby carrier up this trail. Had picnic tables about 1/3 way on lower part of the trail. Great hike. It's a little steep right at the base of the cave and some loose rock but we were able to do it with little effort. Bring wipes. The cave is very dusty and my child's hand were filthy after. He had a blast climbing all over though!!!

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1 month ago

Great hiking trails, don't think it's an easy trail going up was easy but a bit rocky especially towards the top of trail,coming back was a little harder but was a good hike even for a beginner.

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1 month ago

Great hike! We did this hike in December with snow on the ground. Not difficult except for some rocky areas. Definitely worth the hike and great for beginners.

1 month ago

Great little hike. Gets rocky last bit up to caves and around further up. Definitely worth doing. Ideal for a lunch spot on a warm day. Heavily trafficked.

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1 month ago

a challenge for a beginner, but my kids (5 and 8) completed the hike ok.

1 month ago