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Peak Challenge - Thousand Steps

8:00a to 12:30p
Sun, March 26, 2023
(915) 444-9121

Challenge yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains.

The Franklin Mountains is a rugged playground for those looking to challenge themselves. This month we will be taking this challenge in the southern section of the park at the Thousand Steps trail. 

Length: 3.5 miles

Trail Difficulty: Strenuous. This is a steep and rugged hike up to the B-36 crash site overlook and back. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water for this one!


 Bring: water, water, water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.


 Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.


 Meeting location: The Thousand Steps trailhead. Park in the gravel parking area at the end of North Stanton Street.

 Fee: $5.00 per adult 13 years of age and older, $0.00 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children between the ages of 5 and 12.  Please bring a check or exact change, as the Ranger or volunteers guiding the hike will be unable to make change. Or purchase your entrance ahead of time at

 Directions: Follow Stanton Street to its northern terminus just past the Camelot Corporate Condominiums. If using a GPS unit, search for 4999 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79902.