Mountain Bike Trails in El Paso, TX

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Arroyo Park Beginner in El Paso, TX

Arroyo Park Beginner

  • 1.70 miles
  • 265 ft

Arroyo Park in Central El Paso is one of the best ride spots in town for beginners. You can ride this loop or weave around on any number of other trails in the park. At the northeast end of the park you can cross Robinson Street and transition to more challenging trails in Palisades Canyon....

Beginner Trail-Franklin Mtn. State Park in El Paso, TX

Beginner Trail-Franklin Mtn. State Park

  • 1.20 miles
  • 280 ft

This short ride is the beginner's trail in Franklin Mountains State Park. It's a great place to get a feel for singletrack mountain biking in the El Paso Southwest. With miles and miles of more difficult trail, the park has lots of options once you graduate from this starter trail....

Lazy Cow Two Way in El Paso, TX

Lazy Cow Two Way

  • 7.40 miles
  • 350 ft

This ride follows the winding, but relatively flat Lazy Cow Trail in Northeast El Paso from the trailhead at Chuck Heinrich Park to the roundhouse at Bowen Ranch and then returns along the same route. There are great views of the Franklin Mountains to your west and the Organ Mountains to the north....

Lost on Sierra Vista in El Paso, TX

Lost on Sierra Vista

  • 12.10 miles
  • 1300 ft

The Sierra Vista Trail that comes south of Las Cruces toward the Texas state line has sections that are great for beginners. On this trip we started at the Mesquite trailhead and went north on the trail. Somehow we lost the trail and then turned up a dirt road to look around on the way back. If a...

River Trail in El Paso, TX

River Trail

  • 8.50 miles
  • 250 ft

The River Trail follows the Rio Grande from the Upper Valley in El Paso to the Texas/New Mexico state line. The trail is 8.5 miles EACH WAY, making it a 17 mile round trip. There is a paved bike path and many people also ride on the dirt road at the top of the levee that follows the river. At Vin...

Coyote Classic 2013, Cat 1 Second Lap in El Paso, TX

Coyote Classic 2013, Cat 1 Second Lap

  • 7.33 miles
  • 870 ft

After completing the Cat 2 lap, Category 1 riders head out from the Bowen Roundhouse for seven more tough miles. This route goes up Coyote Ugly, then up the Sotol Forest Extension, down Hitt Canyon and back to the Roundhouse on the Gasline Road. View Race Map...

Coyote Classic 2013, Cat 2 in El Paso, TX

Coyote Classic 2013, Cat 2

  • 18.20 miles
  • 2020 ft

The plan is to use the same course as in 2012 because it was that sweet! It incorporates some of the best trails in north east El Paso including Lazy Cow, Coyote Ugly, Sotol Forest, Scenic Road and Mad Cow. Lotsa singletrack, lotsa speed! View Race Map...

Coyote Classic 2013, Cat 3 in El Paso, TX

Coyote Classic 2013, Cat 3

  • 9.70 miles
  • 610 ft

The Cat 3 course for the 2012 Coyote Classic received rave reviews so it's staying the same for 2013. The course includes some new winding singletrack just north of the Bowen Round House. It should be loads of fun. View Race Map...

Coyote Classic 2014 - Big Loop in El Paso, TX

Coyote Classic 2014 - Big Loop

  • 18.11 miles
  • 1767 ft

This is the complete course for Category 2 racers and the first lap for Category 1 racers in the 2014 Coyote Classic. Race date: Sunday, March 30....

Crazy Cat Grande in El Paso, TX

Crazy Cat Grande

  • 5.30 miles
  • 1100 ft

Mostly singletrack with a little added unmaintained dirt road. This is the big loop through Arroyo Park and Palisades Canyon. It's basically all uphill and then all downhill. With lots of side trails available you can make the ride short or longer and easier or harder if you wish. There's a grea...

Franklins-Sunset to Shortcut 5 in El Paso, TX

Franklins-Sunset to Shortcut 5

  • 12.20 miles
  • 2000 ft

This loop through the Tom Mays unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park is part of the main race course inside the park. Included is a new section of singletrack that bypasses the Jobe quarry being dug on land owned by the state of Texas. This route turns around at the sign for shortcut 5. You'l...

Gas Line to Vinton Hills in El Paso, TX

Gas Line to Vinton Hills

  • 14.40 miles
  • 1500 ft

This ride travels north from Transmountain Road along the gas line dirt road before heading west and uphill into Franklin Mountains State Park and then looping back to the gas line road. It's a lollipop shaped trail. You'll be riding dirt road with some singletrack mixed in. Most of the land is E...

Mountain Park loop in El Paso, TX

Mountain Park loop

  • 2.89 miles
  • 659 ft

This is a short loop that utilizes the FAA service tram road behind the Mountain Park neighborhood. It descends a very rough service road. It drops into a pretty little canyon and finishes behind a large dam next Zircon. ...

Newbie's Ride in El Paso, TX

Newbie's Ride

  • 0.00 miles
  • 490 ft

This is a good ride if you are a beginner. The ride consists of a good amount of unmaintained dirt road and singletrack. While coming down the hill it gets a bit technical but not for long, so it should be a good experience for a beginner. ...

Nice Way Down in El Paso, TX

Nice Way Down

  • 0.00 miles
  • 607 ft

This ride is sweet enough to be ridden on a Wednesday afternoon, while taking a break from work. The first third of the ride will take you mostly up with lots of loose rock. But then, the fun begins! You will find yourself going downhill for a while in a unmaintained dirt road. There are only a few ...

Northeast Scenic Loop in El Paso, TX

Northeast Scenic Loop

  • 12.10 miles
  • 1130 ft

This loop in Franklin Mountains State Park in northeast El Paso travels some of the most scenic trails thru a beautiful and under appreciated landscape. The geology and vegetation changes several times during the ride. Make time to stop and smell the cactus. ...

Puzzler 2011 Extra 15 miles to complete 50 mile course in El Paso, TX

Puzzler 2011 Extra 15 miles to complete 50 mile course

  • 15.09 miles
  • 1564 ft

This is the extra 15 miles that all contestants in the 50-mile race will ride to complete the 50-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race to be held January 16, 2011. The final course is subject to revisions. This part is ridden after the first 35 mile course. Riders travel ...

Redd Moab in El Paso, TX

Redd Moab

  • 0.00 miles
  • 1500 ft

This singletrack and unmaintained dirt road ride is one of the biggest loops in the Redd Road trail system. There is lots of climb and some technical sections, especially on the trail known as "Little Moab" that you'll reach 5 miles into the ride. There are lots of intersections, so print the map a...

Tin Mine - Polecat Lollipop in El Paso, TX

Tin Mine - Polecat Lollipop

  • 5.20 miles
  • 480 ft

This a great ride or hike when you've graduated from the easy stuff and want a little more elevation gain. From Chuck Heinrich Park, enter the Franklin Mountains State Park and start up the Old Tin Mine Trail, go right on Polecat Alley (1.8 miles from starting point), left on Blue Moon (2.8 miles f...

Trenchtown Rocks in El Paso, TX

Trenchtown Rocks

  • 8.00 miles
  • 500 ft

This is the best loop to do to get in the funnest singletrack in the northeast trail network. Sign in at the park sign in box and head north. Turn left on the main singletrack and stay right-ish to the Old Tin Mine Rd. Turn right at the first signed singletrack on the right is Lazy Cow. Take Laz...

Twelve Hours of Old El Paso 2014 in El Paso, TX

Twelve Hours of Old El Paso 2014

  • 10.66 miles
  • 820 ft

This is the course for the 2014 Twelve Hours of Old El Paso race. The only difference from last year is a bit more time to scream "Tu Madre!" at the north end of the course. Have fun!...

Big Tommy in El Paso, TX

Big Tommy

  • 17.66 miles
  • 1850 ft

This is the biggest loop in the Tom Mays section of the Franklin Mountains State Park. It's almost all singletrack. It's a really nice ride for even the best mountain bikers. At two different locations you be in the edge of cliffs with great views and just a bit of pucker factor. You can take sev...

Happy Trails in El Paso, TX

Happy Trails

  • 14.40 miles
  • 1540 ft

This is a great way to put the northeast El Paso trails together for a great work out. You'll get to see some of the best scenery in the Franklins. Here are the trails you'll take: Ride up onto the earthen dam and go thru the gates, go back right and then up Tin Mine Road, right on Scenic Road, le...

Hitt Canyon/Hitt Wash Loop in El Paso, TX

Hitt Canyon/Hitt Wash Loop

  • 10.50 miles
  • 1090 ft

This ride starts from the Bowen Round House. Most people reach the Round House from Heinrich Park via Lazy Cow Trail or the fenceline/gas line road running behind the flood control dams behind the North Hills neighborhood. This is a great ride if you are looking for some solitude and it's also g...

Hueco Ranch Road to Dell City in El Paso, TX

Hueco Ranch Road to Dell City

  • 62.40 miles
  • 960 ft

This cross country route is for experienced riders looking for adventure or a bikebacking route out of El Paso. You'll pass north of the Cornudas Mountains across Otero Mesa and see lots of wide open spaces. There are a few ranch houses (with dogs?) and not much chance of any help. The good news:...

Jackrabbit Classic Course 2012 in El Paso, TX

Jackrabbit Classic Course 2012

  • 7.80 miles
  • 1050 ft

This is the course for the 2012 Jackrabbit Classic trail running race in El Paso's Franklin Mountain State Park scheduled for Sunday February 26. After a fast downhill start on the park road the route winds back north on some of the most beautiful singletrack trail in Texas. It ends with a 500 foo...

Lovely Day in El Paso, TX

Lovely Day

  • 15.50 miles
  • 1250 ft

This ride winds back and forth over some of the best trails in northeast El Paso. It's a mixture of old dirt road and fabulous singletrack. Here's the route: Old Tin Mine to Lazy Cow to Bowen Round House, Mad Cow to Blue Moon, right on Old Tin Mine, loop around the hill near the top and then conti...

Puzzler 2011 35-Mile Course in El Paso, TX

Puzzler 2011 35-Mile Course

  • 34.00 miles
  • 4250 ft

This is the tentative route for the 35-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race to be held January 16, 2011. The final course is subject to revisions. The course loops around and through the north Franklin Mountains within Franklin Mountains State Park and includes a 1500 fo...

The Connector in El Paso, TX

The Connector

  • 0.00 miles
  • 3750 ft

Ride begins off Helen of Troy near the water tanks. Take the trail around the takes and stay to the left. You'll eventually cross Transmountain and enter the Tom Mays entrance. Take the road up to the Mundy's Gap trail. Hike/Bike all the way to the top then enjoy the descent to Scenic Road on the ea...

Puzzler 2011 Full 50-mile course in El Paso, TX

Puzzler 2011 Full 50-mile course

  • 50.00 miles
  • 5811 ft

This is the route for the 50-mile version of the El Paso Puzzler Endurance Mountain Bike Race that was held January 16, 2011. The 2012 course is subject to revisions - the race will be held on January 15, 2012. The course goes around and through the north Franklin Mountains within Franklin Mountains...

Puzzler 2012 Full 50-mile course in El Paso, TX

Puzzler 2012 Full 50-mile course

  • 50.00 miles
  • 5800 ft

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 Mountai...