Aztec Cave Trail

EASY 171 reviews

Aztec Cave Trail is a 1.2 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
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

3 days ago

a nice little kick of oxygen.if you aren't used to the altitude like me, take your time.

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3 days ago

7 days ago

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hiking
9 days ago

Good hike. Take water, there is no shade (one picnic spot 1/3 of the way) until you reach the caves. The uphill battle to get there can be weary.

12 days ago

good hike

12 days ago

It is actually a cathedral because it is taller then it is deep

17 days ago

Cave is awesome

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

It was fun, hard but a good start for people who never been hiking before. It’s short, nice scenic views, the cave was a nice edition, plenty of rest areas

18 days ago

hiking
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hiking
23 days ago

Nice trail for all levels

24 days ago

Really nice but it's not easy for younger kids (toddlers or babies) I'll say from ages 7 and up since it does get difficult on the last part my kids are 7,9,11 and we're ok but younger ones will have trouble definitely worth the view really nice

25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

1 month ago

Our 5 and 3 year old boys were able to complete this Trail. The final 100-150 yards are pretty steep and gravely so footing was a little unsure but the caves are impressive.