South Franklins Ridgeline

This hiking route goes along the ridge line of the Franklins from Transmountain Road to Scenic Drive and includes the Ron Coleman Trail. This is a beautiful hike with stunning views of El Paso, southern New Mexico and Chihuahua - all at the same time. It's a long, strenuous route that is not for those afraid of heights or inexperienced hikers. Expect to take at least six hours to complete the journey.

Ride Info

  • 9.40 miles of Singletrack
  • 2900 feet
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Elevation Profile

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How to get there:

This is a shuttle trip starting at Transmountain Road and finishing at the high point of Scenic Drive. The starting trailhead is in a gravel parking lot along the south side of Transmountain Road about 1/2 mile east of the summit (midway between I-10 and US-54). You must pay the park fee at the unattended station in the parking area. Leave a car or have someone pick you up at Scenic Drive.