This is a great low-traffic climb in the central part of El Paso. The out-and-back ride starts near the UTEP campus, goes up and over Rim Road and Scenic Drive, then climbs up Piedras before entering McKelligon Canyon Park for a steep 2.5 mile climb to the end of the road. Turn around and enjoy the view as you speed back to Alabama for the return to Scenic Drive.
- 16.00 miles of Paved Road
- 1800 feet
How to get there:
The ride starts at Kinley's House, a local coffee house near UTEP at 2231 N. Mesa. There's usually ample parking in the area in the early mornings and on weekends. Go across Mesa and Stanton, then turn right on Kansas and go to Scenic Drive to start the first climb.