Hike the Ranger Peak and Directissimo Trails

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Distance

2.6 miles

Elevation Gain

1230 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Aerial tramway ride and several trails on the top with great views of El Paso, New Mexico and Mexico.

Take the Aerial Tramway up to the top. The ride up is short but scenic. Once on the platform, hike the Ranger Peak Trail which affords you good views of the El Paso area and the Franklin Mountains. Return to the parking lot below via the Directissimo trail, which is a rather steep and difficult trail. I figured it would be an easier down than up. Very good views along the way.

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