The El Paso Ridge Walkers are doing a hike nearby in north El Paso. It's a short/simple hike, mostly flat, along bike trails in the eastern Franklin Mountains foothills.
Planned route is to park at both ends of trail, starting at Chuck Heinrich Park and ending up at the trailhead at Jobe Quarry. Distance some 6–8 mi, and should take some 4–5 hours. $1 fee for parking.
Las Cruces: inside/in front of Milagro's Coffee, in the Pan Am Plaza (NOT Pan Am Center!) at 6 am El Paso: Entrance to Jobe's Quarry (west side of the road) at 7:15 am, at the intersection of FM (Farm-to-Market Road) 3255 and FM 2529, aka Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Stan Roberts Sr Ave in northeast El Paso. This is south of Chaparral. See map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=31.986771,-106.443518&aq=&sll=31.986639,-106.444055&sspn=0.007808,0.01502&ie=UTF8&ll=31.986457,-106.443154&spn=0.007808,0.01502&t=h&z=17).