Lazy Cow Trail

EASY 16 reviews
#2 of 5 trails in

Lazy Cow Trail is a 7.1 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
488 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a fun trail! It's a great fun fast trail not very technical but with the fun woo hoo factor!!!! however buyer beware, in my opinion there are really no truly easy trails in El Paso . you have to contend with the sun ,the wind ,sharp plants ,animals that want to kill you and did I mention baby heads? if you can ride here you can ride anywhere

mountain biking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

one of best trails I loved good for starting people I recommended

2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Cost 5 dollars but payment isn't until you already get on to the trail for a bit, great trail for running, moderate amount of traffic on Saturday mornings steady incline all the way up

mountain biking
5 months ago

Fun trail that rolls through the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. Great mix of easy climbs and little descents. It is very busy though. I went on Easter Sunday 2017 and I saw at least 25 bikers/hikers on the trail system.


8 months ago

11 months ago

Nice easy flat trail, you will encounter mountain bikers frequently on this trail.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

To get to this trail, take US-54 to Alamogordo. Exit on Kenworthy St. Turn left at the next light to take the Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn to your left again at the Jon Cunningham Blvd and go straight ahead until you reach the parking lot next to a city park. From there, you will see a big contention ditch that you have to climb, and if you go to your left, you will find the entrance of the Franklin Mountain State Park. You will follow the Old Tin Mine Road and in a half a mile you will find the beginning of the Lazy Cow Trail. This is an out and back easy trail in a flat desert terrain, full of creosota bushes, mezquites and lechuguillas.The trail will take you to some buildings inside the Bowen Ranch, where you kind find a good shade to rest. The round trip is around 7 miles and the elevation gain is not more than 150 Ft. You will share the trail with many bikers. Due to the previous mentioned characteristics, we wander why they named it The Lazy Cow Trail.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

easy trial but fun to ride

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Wednesday, May 02, 2012