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WATSP - Trans-Franklin Mountains South

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Highlights:

Hike from N. Stanton St to the Wyler Aerial Tramway parking lot over the ridge.
Near:El Paso, TX
Scenery:
Distance:4.75 miles
Elevation Gain:1486 ft
Hike Time:3 hours
Difficulty:Strenuous
Trail Condition:OK, but a few difficult spots
HikeType:Point to Point



Summary: From the parking area, climb the trail to the water tank. Follow the trail east from the tank and up hill. The trail will turn right around the arroyo, then right again and downhill. The trail will continue on the road around a left curve. DO NOT take the trail going uphill to the poles. At a 4 way intersection at 0.8 miles look for a narrow trail on the left that proceeds straight up the spur to a rock house far up the spur. Follow that trail up to the rock house. At the rock house, go to the left around the rock house, then find the trail continuing up the spur. At 1.45 miles you come to a fork joining the Wyler Ridgeline Trail #1. Take the fork left (north) and continue climbing the ridge. At 1.90 miles you reach the B-36 Overlook. Look into the arroyo to the NW to see the wreckage. At 2.0 miles you reach the ridge. Follow the main trail down the east-side spur to the Wyler Aerial Tramway parking lot.

Return via reverse route.

Trailhead: From the junction of US-54 and I-10 go west on I-10 until it curves right (north). Continue north on I-10 until you reach Executive Center Blvd and exit right. Continue on Executive Center Blvd to Mesa St and turn right. Turn left (east) on Brentwood Ave and go all the way up until it ends at Stanton St. Turn left and follow Stanton St to the parking lot on the top. Walk up the paved road up the hill to the trailhead. (Lat:31.80784 Lon:-106.49889)
Trail Guides for WATSP - Trans-Franklin Mountains South:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Wyler Aerial Tramway SP. (915) 566-6622
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Michael P. Olbrisch, who has posted  71 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by GC on 3/16/2013
I love this hike. Can get strenuous when you start getting more vertical up the mountain, as you traverse some rocky shelfs and such, but not anything too bad. Love this hike.


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