West Cottonwood Spring Trail to Mundys Gap Trail

El Paso, Texas

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Franklin Mountains State Park is a momentary respite from the unimpeded, bi-national sprawl that constitutes the El Paso–Juarez–Las Cruces corridor. Air pollution, borderland chicanery, and runaway suburban spread plague what would be an otherwise pleasant desert community. To top it off, bulldozing a multi-lane highway corridor through the middle of what remained of the area’s natural wilderness made little sense to anyone other than the inconvenienced who were required to drive around the base of the Franklin Mountain range to get to the other side.

West Cottonwood Spring Trail to Mundys Gap Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Franklin Mountains State Park is a momentary respite from the unimpeded, bi-national sprawl that constitutes the El Paso–Juarez–Las Cruces corridor. Air pollution, borderland chicanery, and runaway suburban spread plague what would be an otherwise pleasant desert community.

To top it off, bulldozing a multi-lane highway corridor through the middle of what remained of the area’s natural wilderness made little sense to anyone other than the inconvenienced who were required to drive around the base of the Franklin Mountain range to get to the other side."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: El Paso
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best in Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 6,100 feet
Local Contacts: Franklin Mountains State Park
Local Maps: USGS Canutillo
Driving Directions: Directions to West Cottonwood Spring Trail to Mundys Gap Trail

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May 2018