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Scenic Drive traces a winding course on southern flank of Mount Franklin above downtown El Paso, with view of Juárez across the river. Reached from Richmond St. on the east, from Rim Rd. on the west.

El Paso is "V" shaped, divided by imposing steep slopes of Franklin Mountains. Connecting top ends of "V" is Loop 375 (Transmountain Road) that climbs through mile-high Smugglers Gap with impressive views of rugged mountain-desert scenery. Accessible from I-10 northwest of city and from U.S. 54 northeast.


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Concordia Cemetery

Historic cemetery and landmark. The cemetery is divided into five parts, including the actual "Boot Hill."

El Paso, TX Cemeteries

San Elizario Presidio Chapel

Founded 1777 to serve Spanish military garrison and government. Still in daily use, chapel stands as built 200

El Paso, TX Historic Churches

Scenic Drives

Scenic Drive traces a winding course on southern flank of Mount Franklin above downtown El Paso, with view of Juárez across the river. Reached from Richmond St. on the east, from Rim Rd. on the west. El Paso is "V"

El Paso, TX Scenic Drives

Western Playland

25-acre amusement park with dozens of rides, including the Splashdown Log Ride and El Bandito Roller Coaster. Games, shops, and foods. Open Mar. - May, Fri. 7 - 11 p.m., Sat., Sun. 2 - 10 p.m.; June - Aug., Mon. - Fri. 7 - 11 p.m., Sat., Sun. 2 - 11 p.m.; Sept. - Oct., Sat., Sun. 2 - 8

El Paso, TX Amusement Parks

El Paso Zoo

Located near the Bridge of the Americas, gateway to the U.S. and Mexico, the zoo exhibits over 700 animals of about 200

El Paso, TX Zoos

Things to do Scenic Drives near El Paso, TX

Scenic Drives

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Scenic Drive

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