Mundys Gap Overlook is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,003 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

running

views

wild flowers

closed

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Hike to the Mundys Gap overlook Follow the main trail. At 0.58 miles there is a junction. Follow the main trail left. At 1.22 miles there is a wooden bridge. At 1.68 miles you arrive at Mundys Gap.

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rocky
12 days ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
4 months ago

It was a nice day for a rocky hike. Great company and the trail seemed simple enough that we went and missed the turn on the way out. Fun day.

hiking
5 months ago

It’s really good trail best for hiking, running for those that are hardcore, and a good picture taker trail

hiking
7 months ago

Just finished the trail this morning took us about an hour in 10 minutes to reach the gap . A little rocky at the beginning but it gets better we are in decent shape but not professional hikers We spotted a tarantula an a couple of Lizards Great hike great experience

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rocky
11 months ago

great workout

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rocky
Mon May 27 2019

Again wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water. Watch your footing as you can easily slip/trip in most parts.

hiking
rocky
Thu May 16 2019

This is a good challenging trail. Rocky but tenable. You will love the excellent views of El Paso from multiple sides! I like that you can flow right into Franklin Peak at the end. It is steep in areas and requires some good hiking boots... enjoy!

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rocky
Thu Apr 25 2019

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rocky
Sat Apr 20 2019

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rocky
Tue Apr 02 2019

Great hike but lots of rocks on a good portion of it.

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no shade
Tue Mar 05 2019

great trail. 1st time doing it and loved it. Doing it again in the future. some areas with very loose rock.

hiking
Wed Feb 27 2019

The trail starts in a “wash” that is super rocky for the first mile or so. After that it becomes more compact. It’s easy to navigate. And the opening at the GAO has great views of El Paso.

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rocky
Mon Feb 18 2019

Sun Feb 17 2019

Nice trail! is short but you can do more then only get to the gap.

hiking
Mon Jan 28 2019

This was a great trail. Lots of beautiful views. There are some parts that are challenging,but it is worth it. If you keep going on this trail you can get to the tin mines, but it is a 5 mile hike just to get there.

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rocky
Sun Jan 27 2019

Fri Jan 04 2019

The main trail follows an old stagecoach road. Great views of both sides at the Gap.

Mon Dec 03 2018

This trail sucks. !! I feel sick now and my body hurts.

hiking
Sun Dec 02 2018

Great trail. Beautiful views. Use caution when walking through the rocks and when coming back down. Pretty windy but with the right gear it’s ok. Would definitely recommend.

hiking
Thu Oct 18 2018

Great accessible El Paso trail. Nice view at the gap of both east and west. Several benches and lookouts along the way. Only downside is the scree rocks at first 1/3 mile. Use poles to save your ankles or take the first alternate trail to the right.

hiking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Avoid the first half mile of large loose rocks by taking Agave Trail to the right, right at the trailhead sign (it's not marked). It only adds a little distance but is oh so much better on footing. Then continue straight at the junction - this is marked, and follow Mundy's Gap trail. We ended up doing this by default, as we started out to hike Cottonwood Trail, but I'd had it with the large loose rocks by the junction. Did the ascent in just under 1 hour (we're late 50's), and the views at the Gap were so cool!

mountain biking
Sun Jun 24 2018

awesome views , lots of wildlife , challenging trail

Sun Jun 10 2018

hate the entrance but all in all not too bad after you get through the boulders lol

Tue Jun 05 2018

Extremely rocky. Go slow.

hiking
Sun May 20 2018

Nice hike. I did it as part of a hike to the top. I think the bridge that is mentioned in the description got washed out...you can see the wood and steel down on the mountain but the trail is nice. Great views for a short hike. The first 10-15mins are over loose gravel, after that, it’s mainly smooth dirt.

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