Montoya Canal

EASY 7 reviews

Montoya Canal is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sunland Park, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

Hike along a tree-lined canal through the Upper Valley of El Paso, TX. The hike will take you through the beautiful Upper Valley in El Paso, Texas. You will pass farm fields, ranchland, and private housing along the trail. You will also cross several roads along the way.

2 months ago

Good shade very level can go as far as you would want

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Amazing, beautiful trail with lots of shade, lot of road crossings but otherwise perfect

hiking
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lot's of road crossings, including some that can be incredibly busy at times, so be careful.

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

walking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

I used to walk this regularly when I lived in the area but never really considered it a "hike". It can be a very enjoyable walk however, where you can see horses and even ducks when the canal is full.

mountain biking
Friday, March 18, 2011

It's a nice walk, but beware people on dirt bikes and ATVs.