Thousand Steps Trail

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Thousand Steps Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike from N. Stanton St to the Wyler Aerial Tramway and Ranger Peak. From the parking area, climb the road to the water tank. Follow the trail east from the tank and up hill. The trail will turn right around the arroyo, then right again and downhill. The trail will continue on the road around a left curve. DO NOT take the trail going uphill to the poles. At a 4 way intersection at 0.8 miles look for a narrow trail on the left that proceeds straight up the spur to a rock house far up the spur. Follow that trail up to the rock house. At the rock house, go to the left around the rock house, then find the trail continuing up the spur. At 1.45 miles you come to a fork joining the Wyler Ridgeline Trail #1. Take the fork right to get to the tramway. Return via reverse route.

hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
3 days ago

Not my favorite hike in El Paso. This trail is challenging and not well marked. As you get to the stone building the trail is steep and there’s a lot of loose rock; watch your footing. We continued onto Ranger Peak Loop. I’m not one for hiking poles or sticks but they would be useful on this trail. The views are excellent!

trail running
12 days ago

Really fantastic trail. some runnable sections with many hiking or scrambling areas. Ranger station at the top has a bathroom too. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Fun hike

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5 months ago

A fun climb and some beautiful views

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Done it a couple times. About 1800 feet of climb. View is worth it and you can rest and get snacks at the ranger station at the top.

6 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

Great view!!! Last 1/2 mile is killer!

6 months ago

6 months ago