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    El Paso?

    I'm wondering if there are any trails in the El Paso area similar to the Dona Ana trails in Las Cruces (relatively smooth singletrack, not too rocky, technical, etc.)? Thanks in advance.

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    The El Paso Bicycle Club has information about trails in the area.
    El Paso Bicycle Club Home Page
    Also Borderland Mountain Bike Association
    Borderland Mountain Bike Association | El Paso?s Official Mountain Bike Community
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    Check out geobetty.com or stop by a local bike shop and pick up a comprehensive map. It covers almost all the El Paso trails. I'd recommend the northeast trails. Redd Rd and the west side of the park have some great trails, but are more rocky and technical.
    The trailhead can be a little tricky to find, but worth it. Basically get off 54 on MLK and head north. You'll go under the highway and then take the first left into a neighborhood and go all the way to the end and park. There's a small park there. Head up the flood wall or the trail on the left to access the trails.

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    Thanks to both! Do the northeast trails loop?

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    I believe the trails off mlk that kinsler is referring to are part of the bower ranch complex which is in Franklin Mntn State Park and yes there are many loop options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick51 View Post
    I believe the trails off mlk that kinsler is referring to are part of the bower ranch complex which is in Franklin Mntn State Park and yes there are many loop options.
    That is correct... sort of. Bowen ranch refers to one small area of the NE trails that is/was leased for cattle ranching. Bowen ranch is used as a staging area for races and that's the only time it's open to cars. The NE trails are part of Franklin State Park and also go by Chuck Heinrich park. The west side of the state park is know as Tom May's unit. You can loop around the entire park via Mundy's Gap on the south side and Northern Pass/Hitt Canyon on the north. It's about a 30 mile ride with over 4,000 feet of climbing.

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