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Hike to West Cottonwood Springs Trail

El Paso, Texas

Details

Distance

1.6 miles

Elevation Gain

781 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Scenic hike up the mountain side to a spring in the desert surrounded by cottonwood trees. Very nice views of the mountains and the valley.

Start your hike from the west cottonwood trail parking lot and ascend through some nice desert vegetation. The trail is rather rocky and has lots of loose rocks so step carefully. You'll pass by the old copper mine and then proceeded up the steep arroyo to the spring and cottonwood trees for very good views. To get back to the trailhead, you can loop onto the Agave Loop Trail for a 1.9 mile loop or head back the way you came for a 1.6 mile out-and-back.

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Features

Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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