Montoya Canal is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features a river 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

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

river

no shade

city walk

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.

running
17 days ago

Perfect trail to get some miles in. It’s perfectly flat overall with a few potholes that are easily avoidable. East side of the canal (right side as you enter) is shaded in the early mornings, the opposite side is shaded later in the evenings. Definitely a habit-forming trail!

hiking
Thu Dec 21 2017

Have walked this area several times during the summer with my dogs. Like to walk here because it is shady.

Sat Oct 07 2017

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

running
Thu Jul 06 2017

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

hiking
Wed Oct 14 2015

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

walking
Sun Sep 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
Fri Mar 18 2011

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

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

recorded Montoya Canal

road biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded Montoya Canal

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

recorded Montoya Canal

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Tue Oct 23 2018

Fri Oct 19 2018

hiking
Sat Jul 14 2018

running
Sat Jan 06 2018

hiking
Sun Jul 23 2017

hiking
Fri Oct 09 2015

Sun Oct 26 2014