Lazy Cow Trail

EASY 33 reviews
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Lazy Cow Trail is a 6.8 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.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

2 months ago

I am visiting this area for work and was told about this trail. I am new to trail running and I have grown to love it. This trail is fun and challenging with great views!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Done this trail twice, it is considered a beginner trail but still gives you a bit of a thrill. A few climbs and descents, quick turns, really fun!

mountain biking
3 months ago

great trail for beginner's pretty tough incline going up so be ready for that but coming down is worth it almost didnt have to peddle and kept my hands close to the breaks haha had fun

mountain biking
5 months ago

great for beginner

7 months ago

Fun trail to go with kids and dogs, not too too exciting, but always a great local place to get outside!!

hiking
7 months ago

Fairly easy trail to hike. Have hiked it several times with my dogs. Nice views of the mountains.

mountain biking
10 months 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

11 months ago

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

trail running
Saturday, July 01, 2017

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
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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.

Video: https://youtu.be/Lr6oMT6VMX8

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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

hiking
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.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

easy trial but fun to ride

mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
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trail running
7 months ago

hiking
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mountain biking
10 months ago

hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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