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.
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.
Nice day. top half can be tough. weather dependant.
Awesome trail. Challenging.
Pretty easy little hike/run. Got to the very top in about my 45 mins. Lots of loose rock to jack an ankle up so watch your step.
steep but worth the trip bring lots of water
Done this trail numerous times it's easy and close to home. Definitely a little harder as you get to the steps. Make sure you have plenty of time to come back down. Last time we went out too late took us 2 hours to get to the top (with my dog and friends) and we realized it was going to be too dark by the time we got down so we convinced the Rangers to let us take the tram down with my dog--which isn't allowed for some reason but they let us! Take a lot of water! And again long socks or pants are best
It was pretty fun when I did it in the snow ☃❄️