Puzzler 2012 Full 50-mile course
This is the route for the 50-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race on January 15, 2012. The course incorporates a new section of the Sotol Forest Trail on the northeast side and is different from the 2011 route. The course goes around and through the north Franklin Mountains within Franklin Mountains State Park and includes a 1500 foot climb that starts nine miles into the race and a total of 5800 feet of climb.
- 50.00 miles of Mixed
- 5800 feet
How to get there:
The actual Puzzler race will start at the Bowen Ranch Round House, but access to that point is usually unavailable. Instead, go to Heinrich Park in northeast El Paso and begin the course there. To get to Heinrich Park from downtown El Paso, take I-10 east to US 54 and go north to the Martin Luther King exit. Go left (north) .5 miles and then left on to Jon Cunningham. Cunningham ends at the park in .5 miles. Access the trail just left of the cement dam.