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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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Sierra de Cristo Rey

The Mountain of Christ the King looms above El Paso at point where territories of Texas, Mexico, and New Mexico meet. Prominent on the 4,576

El Paso, TX Natural Attractions

El Paso/Juarez Tours

An easy and fun way to cross the border to shop and sightsee in Juárez, Mexico, is by El Paso/Juárez Trolley. Air-conditioned rubber-tired trolleys depart from the Civic Center on the hour from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. - Mar. and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Apr. - Oct. daily. For information, call 915/544-0062.

El Paso, TX Tours

Magoffin Home State Historic Site

Guided tours of homestead built in 1875 as replica of earlier home destroyed in 1868 flood. Was political and social center of Magoffinsville community (later named El Paso). Walls average 2 1/2 feet thick; timber cut in Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, 80

El Paso, TX Historic Sites

El Paso Centennial Museum

Archeology, anthropology, geology;

El Paso, TX Museums

Fort Bliss

U.S. Army post established in 1848

El Paso, TX Historic Forts

Things to do Scenic Drives near El Paso, TX

Scenic Drive

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Scenic Drive

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Scenic Drives

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Scenic Overlook

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