Northeast Scenic Loop

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.

Ride Info

  • 12.10 miles of Singletrack
  • 1130 feet
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Elevation Profile

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How to get there:

The ride starts and ends at the Chuck Heinrich Park trailhead. Here are some directions: Go right after passing thru the gate, go right on Lazy Cow, at the Bowen Ranch roundhouse turn uphill on the dirt road and look for a rock cairn about .1 mile up and go right (this is Coyote Ugly trail, go left on Sotol Forest trail, go right on Scenic Road, go left on Old Tin Mine Road and back to the trailhead. Note: It might be better to go in the opposite direction so you're going up on the dirt road and down on singletrack, but either way, it's beautiful!