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Gems in El Paso - 3

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gem Favorite About as tough as it gets along a trail, the climbing segments on Ron Coleman are fairly easy by bouldering standards, maybe a v1. There are plenty of good holds and a chain to help out.

The Window

(4) El Paso, TX
gem Favorite Nearly half of the Ron Coleman Trail's distance is spent descending back into Fusselman Canyon, which it follows all the way from North Franklin Peak. From up here, the hills of the Lost Dog area (upper left) don't look so tall.

Mammoth Rock

(5) El Paso, TX
gem Favorite View looking north on Anthony Gap Trail before arriving at cave.

Anthony Gap Cave

(4) Anthony, TX

Recommended Routes in El Paso - 5

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Favorite About as tough as it gets along a trail, the climbing segments on Ron Coleman are fairly easy by bouldering standards, maybe a v1. There are plenty of good holds and a chain to help out.
Difficult

Ron Coleman Trail

3.4 mi 5.5 km 1,715' Up 522.82 m Up 1,435' Down 437.31 m Down

El Paso, TX
Favorite Glandularia and Franklin Mountains
Intermediate/Difficult

Tour de Lost Dog

14.1 mi 22.7 km 1,900' Up 579.2 m Up 1,900' Down 579.14 m Down

Canutillo, TX
Favorite Almost there.
Intermediate

Mount Cristo Rey

4.6 mi 7.4 km 630' Up 191.94 m Up 629' Down 191.79 m Down

Sunland…, NM
Favorite Looking east from the trail
Intermediate

Lower Sunset Alternate Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 771' Up 235.02 m Up 752' Down 229.23 m Down

Canutillo, TX
Favorite The view along Lower Sunset's cliffside trail. The Florida Mountains are visible in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sunset Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km 1,523' Up 464.15 m Up 1,489' Down 453.87 m Down

El Paso, TX

El Paso Hiking

  • 231 Miles 371 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 21 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 98 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in El Paso - 133

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Playa Drain Trail
Easy
Fort Bliss, TX
Easy
Fort Bliss, TX
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2North Franklin Peak
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
Difficult
Canutillo, TX 10 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #3Three Hills Loop Trail
Intermediate
Canutillo, TX
Intermediate
Canutillo, TX
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Aztec Caves
Intermediate/Difficult
Westway, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Westway, TX
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Newman Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Westway, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Westway, TX
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6North Franklin Ridgeline
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
1.1 mi 1.7 km #7Vertigo Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
El Paso, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
El Paso, TX
3.5 mi 5.6 km #8Mundy's Gap
Intermediate
Westway, TX
Intermediate
Westway, TX
5.8 mi 9.4 km #9Lower Sunset
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Transmountain Summit
Difficult
Canutillo, TX
Difficult
Canutillo, TX

Photos of El Paso - 390

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About as tough as it gets along a trail, the climbing segments on Ron Coleman are fairly easy by bouldering standards, maybe a v1. There are plenty of good holds and a chain to help out.
Mar 23, 2016 near El Paso, TX
Glandularia and Franklin Mountains
Mar 27, 2019 near Canutillo, TX
Notice the blue dot just right of the path? That's what you'll be looking for along Ron Coleman Trail.
Mar 23, 2016 near El Paso, TX
A panoramic view from the top of Directissimo. Ranger Peak Loop continues ahead towards the top of the Wyler Aerial Tramway, in the center of the picture. The southern suburbs of El Paso are visible beyond the mountains. Ciudad Juarez and the Sierra Madre range extend off into the distance.
Mar 23, 2016 near El Paso, TX
In case you get confused about how to get to Mammoth Rock, you go up.
Mar 23, 2016 near El Paso, TX
Nearly half of the Ron Coleman Trail's distance is spent descending back into Fusselman Canyon, which it follows all the way from North Franklin Peak. From up here, the hills of the Lost Dog area (upper left) don't look so tall.
Mar 23, 2016 near El Paso, TX
Atop the peak next to the repeater.
Jan 18, 2021 near Canutillo, TX
View of Cardiac Hill and barrel cactus
Mar 6, 2020 near Canutillo, TX