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Wyler Aerial Tramway Deck and Ranger Peak Via Directissimo Trail

HARD 31 reviews

Wyler Aerial Tramway Deck and Ranger Peak Via Directissimo Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop 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.

2.2 miles
1,236 feet


nature trips

trail running


bird watching


wild flowers


no dogs

Hike from the parking lot to the Wyler Aerial Tramway Deck and Ranger Peak. From the trailhead start climbing up. Follow the trail until you reach the ridgeline at 0.88 miles. At this point the Directissimo Trail joins the Ridgeline Trail #1 to the Tramway Platform. At 1.00 miles you will reach the B-36 overlook. If you look down the mountain to the west you will see parts of a B-36 crash site from 1953. See the FMSP-B36 hike for more info. From this point the trail switch-backs up another 0.75 miles to the Wyler aerial tramway Platform on Ranger Peak. If you bought tickets for the ride down, catch the tram down when you are ready. Or hike down for free on the same trail - reverse route.

no shade
19 days ago

6 months ago

Was a great hike. The overlook of the city is pretty cool. The facilities are very nice and clean and has a lot of info ..I hiked the loop which was really pretty much a hard hike like the app said...Not terrible i just didnt have the right shoes. Tennis shoes are probably not up to par for this hike...Would def do it again. Was able to by a littpe water at the top....

7 months ago

AMAZING workout!!

11 months ago

The trail is challenging but coming down on the Wyler tramway was amazing!!! Great last Sunday hike

Monday, March 05, 2018

Definitely not easy. I personally wouldn’t take young kids or pets unless you’ve all hiked a hard trail before. That being said it was challenging and definitely one of the coolest hikes I’ve done yet. For first timers I would suggest going to the Last Sunday Hike that Wyler does for free at the end of every month.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

I’ve hiked to Ranger Peak from both sides of the mountain. There’s a fair amount of rock scrambling on this side. Both sides are steep and rocky, watch your footing. Not much shade, but views are worth it!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Love the last Sunday Hike

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fun and challenging hike!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Took the tramway up and hiked the trails on the top. Hiked down the Directissimo trail which not too easy to walk down. Rather strenuous . Good views.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hiking the Wyler Aerial Tramway trails was fun. It is very steep and portions of the trail have easy rock climbing/scrambling experiences that make these trails fun and adventurous. I took my wife and two kids on this trail that are beginners to hiking. Take lots of water because there is no shade and you will sweat. I carried a small bag with a extra gallon of water and snacks. my family had a good time and felt a feeling of accomplishment when we reached the top. Then on the way down the mountain we rode the Aerial Tram to relax on the way down. Top of the mountain had a gift shop. We took the Directissimo trail, Jackaloop trail and then finally the Ranker peak trail for approximately 1.4 miles.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Good trail. Tough but worth it. Decent view at the top.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Very challenging I've done this hike more than once & will definitely be doing it again.

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