Ron Coleman Trail

HARD 136 reviews

Ron Coleman Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3123 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Hike through Upper Fusselman Canyon to a scenic overlook. Follow the trail up the canyon. At 0.45 miles, the main trail keeps right. DO NOT follow the wash up. At 0.5 miles the trail will zig-zag up the hillside covered in red rhyolite rock to the ridgeline. On the ridgeline at 0.80 miles, turn left and follow the trail up to the Elephant's Trunk at N31.86502 - W106.49520. There are a few small caves at the trunk. There are several possible trails up and down, so pick your route as you like.

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5 days ago

Rangers need to go up and blaze the trail. Also picked up a lot of trash from the idiots who don't know how to pack out what they pack in!

backpacking
9 days ago

It’s a pretty difficult trail but manageable with really pretty views and some free climbing

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18 days ago

Ron Coleman Trail! Not for the faint of heart! Rugged and the trail is hard to spot so thank God for the Blue Dots painted along the way! For sure a very difficult trail with steep climbs and recents, rough rocks and the chains oh those chains! Make sure you go prepared with hiking sticks, boots, pants, gloves and water. Go well prepared for this very hard hike !

hiking
19 days ago

Extremely rugged trail. The views are beautiful, but not worth the risks inherent in the trail. There is a reason this trail has the most deaths, falls, and mountain rescues. It ought to be classified as very dangerous. It's steep, rigorous, poorly marked, and unforgiving of slips or missteps. Just say no and pick another trail.

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30 days ago

we only went 1.5 mile in which is almost to the top before we turned around. I wish I would have had a walking stick. about 3/4 mile in someone marked the trail with blue spots. It would have been helpful on the start which was a lot of climbing and trying to figure out where the trail went. all in all it is a fantastic hike. looking forward to completing the whole 7 mile out and back.

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One of the best hikes in fmsp

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