Tram Closed. . .

Tramway Study

TPWD is leading a feasibility study to explore the possibility of building a new generation tram to replace the aerial tramway in the Franklin Mountains.

Join the conversation

Please take our short survey to let us know your thoughts about this important effort.

Study goal

This feasibility study will evaluate strategies for replacing the existing Wyler Aerial Tramway. The study will examine financials, demographics, geography and recreation. It will also look at technical aspects of replacing the Tramway.

FAQ

Why is the Tramway closed?
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has operated the tram for the past 19 years. TPWD suspended tram operations after an engineering analysis. Despite passing annual inspections, the analysis concluded that the tram had exceeded its life expectancy and was no longer suited for public use. Out of an abundance of caution, TPWD closed the tramway.
When will the Tramway open again?
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is performing a feasibility study to determine the future of the Wyler Aerial Tramway. 
What can the community do?
The first step is to take the survey. Your input is very valuable.
You can also visit the El Paso Community Foundation Website.
Is the entire park closed, trails and all?

Only the tramway is closed. Day use is limited to scheduled programs and events which are published on our social media pages and on our Events page.