El Paso Tin Mines Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Hike to the only tin mines ever in the USA. From the trailhead, climb to the top of the concrete dam. Turn south (left) on the dam and follow the trail right to the bottom of the dam. Turn north and follow the trail 0.15 miles north until you see a gate directly to your left. Turn west (left), proceed past the gate, pick up the jeep road curving north-west, and follow this road all the way to the junction at 2.75 miles. From the junction, turn south (left) for the south mne and smelter. (Follow the narrow trail west past the mine for the entrance.) Proceed straight ahead and curve north to the north mine. (Follow stairs down below the mine for the lower entrance.) Bring a flashlight.
at mundys gap we took a left it was forever up and still didnt arrive my 14 year old daughter could no longer make it ... how many trails are their?
I've done this trail numerous times. One of my favorites to take people to. Very easy hike. It's not exactly easy to find the caves during the hike and you can easily walk right past them due to a not well marked trail to the mines themselves. But going in them and exploring is so much fun.
good hike!! flashlight needed for cave...
Great hike. Nice and easy with lots to look at.