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Fat Tire

Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

A hillside trail on the northern side of The Maze.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

4,476' 1,364 m

High

4,236' 1,291 m

Low

240' 73 m

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5%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Fat Tire splits off from Old Tine Mine Road a short distance after it begins. Look for a sign marking The Maze, which marks the start of the trail. The path is an easy, winding singletrack along the side of a short hill, heading west. Rocks along the trail are mostly small, and there are fewer plants namely, cacti along the side, making for an easier hike.

The western half of the trail is less rocky, continuing an easy climb ending shortly after the second turnoff to Sitting Bull. The trail then descends and ends at South Ridge. A small rock cairn marks the intersection, which is somewhat easier to see if eastbound on South Ridge.

Flora & Fauna

Sotols, creosote bushes, agaves and ocotillos. ack rabbits and several species of birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brendan Ross with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 2 votes

#8

in El Paso

#38697

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  2.5 from 2 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in El Paso

#1,275

in Texas

#38,697

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Photos

Looking West from the trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Looking NW on the trail. Fendler cactus in bloom.
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Beginning of trail.
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Looking West from the trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Scenic Views of the foothills and Franklin Mountains in the autumn.
Mar 17, 2018 near Westway, TX

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Apr 20, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Easy trail with good views of the Franklin Mountains. 0.9mi — 0h 40m