Tucked away in the scenic foothills of Texas’ Franklin Mountains, El Paso is a vibrant and diverse community with an endless amount of incredible outdoor attractions and year-round fun for all ages.  A place where simply looking out the window can evoke images of Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa, John Wesley Hardin, and every hero and outlaw in between. Look around long enough and you will find yourself daydreaming of your own Southwestern adventure!

Offering over 300 days of sunshine each year means world-class bouldering, mountain biking, trail running and more are at your disposal in every season. For those that enjoy being outdoors El Paso is truly the perfect place to visit.

One major draw is Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban state park in the nation with nearly 27,000 acres of peaks, canyons and scenic views.  Right in the center of El Paso, this natural treasure features over 100 miles of trails and is a great place for hiking, mountain biking, exploring caves, touring an old mine or even paragliding.  The park offers tent and RV campsites for reservation too, so you can stay right on-site.  Other parks worth visiting on your trip include Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, with its ancient pictographs and world-class bouldering, and Keystone Heritage Park, which is home to an archaeological site with the remains of a 4,500-year-old village.  Keystone Heritage Park is also where you’ll find the El Paso Desert Botanical Gardens, which displays a stunning collection of plants from the Chihuahuan Desert and has a large wetlands habitat where you can see as many as 200 different species of birds.

If you love off-roading then you must not miss a visit to Red Sands, a popular riding area in East El Paso.  The area has been a hotspot for enthusiasts for over four decades with its 21 square miles of rolling sand dunes, hills and compact dirt trails.  There are several establishments nearby offering UTV rentals with easy access to Red Sands.  

For some slower-paced outdoor fun, El Paso is home to a number of incredible golf courses, each with its own stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty.  Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course features 27 holes of championship-style golf, and has been ranked as the second-best municipal golf course in the country by Golf Digest.

If you are looking for fun, sun and adventure, look no further than El Paso.  Whether seeking adventure solo or traveling with the family, you are sure to create memories of a lifetime in an unforgettable setting, something you will truly never forget!