Want A Cool Daytrip Without Actually Leaving El Paso?
Summer is here and riding season ... which never really ends around here ... is fully on. Here are 3 rides you can combine into one really cool day of riding!
These roads have been here forever but, newcomers may not know about them and longtime El Pasoans may have forgotten how much fun they are! You can do this in any order but, here's how I do it:
- Start in far Northeast El Paso. Take US 54 north to the Kenworthy exit. Go left (north) on Martin Luther King jr Blvd to the Anthony Gap. (Highway 404). Left on The Gap and enjoy a beautiful ride through the desert hills to I-10. (From Cruces, take I-10 east to 404 and begin there.)
- At I-10, go left to Trans Mountain. Left, (east) on Trans Mountain and enjoy an even prettier ride over the Franklin Mountains. When you reach US 54, go right. Exit at Hercules and go toward the mountain. At the top, turn left and follow Alabama Street along the edge of the mountain and through one of the more historic areas of El Paso to Scenic Drive.
- Take Scenic over the mountain, stopping at Murchison Park along the way for the greatest view of El Paso and Juarez available.
From there, follow Scenic as it winds through another, beautiful and historic neighborhood to Stanton Street. From there head to the Cincy Street area for awesome food and drink options or, head Downtown for even more choices.
Cool places to "top off" along the way:
- 3 Pints Pub, US 54 @ Kenworthy
- West Sides 3rd Tavern & Grill, off Trans Mountain @ 1831 Northwestern
- Chili's in the Trans Mountain @ US 54 area.
- Cincinnati Street = The Rib Hut, Crawdaddys or the Rockin' Cigar Bar just to name a couple.
- Downtown = The Tap, Texas Street Cantina and LOTS more.
PS: You can drive routes these too but, riding is more fun!!