Lazy Cow to Anthony Gap Trail [CLOSED]

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Franklin Mountains State Park

Lazy Cow to Anthony Gap Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,430 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers



This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

mountain biking
no shade
Tue Apr 30 2019

Sun Jan 29 2017

This point to point trail touches several trails starting with the Lazy Cow Trail. You will find this trail at about a mile walking by the Tin Mines road, walk until the end of the Lazy Cow Trail at about the 3.5 mile, there you will find an intersection with a dirt road that goes west' and ends in about a mile near an arroyo, you will see the Anthony’s Nose in front of you. There it is trail that is not well marked, walk on this trail until you reach the Sotol Forest Trail and turn to your right, in about a mile you will find an intersection with the Newman Trail. Turn to your left, this trail will take you to a saddle that is the highest point of this route at about the 6.5 mile. From this point you will have beautiful views, stop and enjoy them, you will also see the Sierra Blanca Mountain. Continue by the hillside of the mountain to the north, you are walking on the Northern Pass Trail that goes around the end of the El Paso Franklin Mountains. At the point where the Northern Pass Trail turns south near an arroyo, you will find a trail to your right, take this trail and walk up north, at the top is the entrance to the Anthony Cave, you continue walking dawn until you reach the entrance point near Ohara Road. The distance to this point is near the 11 miles, here you can decide if you return back to the point you started or finish your journey. For those that like to walk the extra mile, this point to point is a very good option, just find someone that picks you up at the Ohara Road.

10 months ago

mountain biking
Sun May 28 2017