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Simple and beautiful. Great view of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.

walking
18 hours ago

Can get challenging past the 8-9 mile mark averaging 3-4 mph.....

This is our first hike in El Paso area. Very comfortable and well maintain Trail that is not hard. Although going up can be challenging for some. We had a great group (all adults) and we really enjoy the Trail all the way up to Cristo Rey monument.
Views are excellent from all areas (bring camera), specially at the top where you can see Juarez. We arrive early on a Saturday and started the trail around 0900ish, and not many people on the trail. Few more cars and people where there when we came back down, but nothing too busy. Definitely a good Trail to run, hike, bike or even hike with some weight/gear. Great trail to bring visitors and show the TX-NM-México borders.
Some Websites have warnings on not to come alone, call the dispatch (number in the gravel parking lot) to notify them of the people and cars in your group and also be aware of vandalism, robberies and assaults. I do recommend call the number and notify them of your group. Personally we all can get robbed anywhere and be victim of vandalism so in my opinion don't leave valuable in your car, be aware of your surroundings and ENJOY a nice trail with great views.

This is our first hike in El Paso area. Very comfortable and well maintain Trail that is not hard. Although going up can be challenging for some. We had a great group (all adults) and we really enjoy the Trail all the way up to Cristo Rey monument.
Views are excellent from all areas (bring camera), specially at the top where you can see Juarez. We arrive early on a Saturday and started the trail around 0900ish, and not many people on the trail. Few more cars and people where there when we came back down, but nothing too busy. Definitely a good Trail to run, hike, bike or even hike with some weight/gear. Great trail to bring visitors and show the TX-NM-México borders.
Some Websites have warnings on not to come alone, call the dispatch (number in the gravel parking lot) to notify them of the people and cars in your group and also be aware of vandalism, robberies and assaults. I do recommend call the number and notify them of your group. Personally we all can get robbed anywhere and be victim of vandalism so in my opinion don't leave valuable in your car, be aware of your surroundings and ENJOY a nice trail with great views.

trail running
1 day ago

Very nice trail to explore the Albuquerque Open Space. The route is not very intuitive and it was easy to make wrong turns while running.

Took a left at the fork to make a full loop coming down the front of the mountain.

hiking
1 day ago

snow all the way up. warm sun all the way down. Great waterfalls!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Partially paved at the beginning followed by well defined dirt trail. Went in the evening and watched the sun set over the city. Nice view of the Sandias as well. There are a lot of benches and places to sit and admire the views. We even noticed a couple of BBQ pits. We plan on coming back to grill and watch the sunset! It was $1 to park when we arrived around 7:30pm. You have to exit by 9pm as they close the gates.

3 days ago

breathtaking views. Be prepared for a steep climb and many switch backs. the trail is longer than what is listed on Alltrails. They should include the loop in the description and map. It needs updating. stunning views of mountains and taos valley.

mountain biking
4 days ago

trail running
5 days ago

Great for trail runs. There is a whole system of trails in the area that make for many different distances. As of 5-16-17 it appeared that trails had new carsonites (markers) placed on them. Would give 5 stars if not for the oil production as well as dirt bags that use the entrance of the designated recreation area as a dumping ground.