Summary: The hike is through a High-Desert Meadow. In the spring, poppies sometimes bloom. Although the trail is listed as a 1/2 mile loop. there are several trails splitting off the loop, and 2 or 3 hours could easily be spent wandering around and looking at the plants.
Trailhead: From the intersection of I-10 and US-54 (Patriot Freeway), follow US-54 north to the intersection od US-54 and Trans-Mountain Road (Loop 375). Turn left (west) on Trans-Mountain Road. Go west on Trans-Mountain Road about 0.64 miles. Pass the Border Patrol Museum, and turn right into the El Paso Museum of Archaeology parking lot. The hike trailhead is in the NW corner. (Lat:31.90388 Lon:-106.44905)
Trail Guides for Chihuahuan Desert Nature Hike:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: No rangers. For emergencies contact 911.
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Michael P. Olbrisch, who has posted 71 other hikes on this site
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