Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near El Paso, Texas and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles
29 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


Hike a high-desert meadow with the beautiful Franklin Mountains as a backdrop. The hike is through a High-Desert Meadow. In the spring, poppies sometimes bloom. Although the trail is listed as a 1/2 mile loop. there are several trails splitting off the loop, and 2 or 3 hours could easily be spent wandering around and looking at the plants.

1 month ago

Kid friendly!!!! Great little trail at the base of the mountains. Took 2 four year olds and they loved to be able to explore on the path. Perfect for a quick trip to get out of the house!

4 months ago

The path is wide, lined with gravel, with native plant exhibits along the way. It's an educational, short walk that is quite enjoyable. Walking shoes are suitable for this trail. Incidentally, it leads to two museums, The National Border Patrol Museum and El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Both are interesting and free but do rely on donations or sales at the gift shops. Plan to walk the trail again in March when yellow poppies appear.

6 months ago

Great short walk to take after visiting the Archaeology Museum.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Trail is closed down.

nature trips
Sunday, March 30, 2014

A small nature walk to experience some of El Paso's desert wildlife and plants. Home to a large number of small lizards as well. A good place for children to see many different things in a short time, just be watchful of snakes.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Nice easy walk. Lots so beautiful scenery. Wildlife everywhere. Saw a rabbit, many birds, butterflies & even a rattlesnake ON THE TRAIL! This would be great to take visitors who wanted to see a little scenery & minimal physical exertion.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Monday, September 10, 2012