Celebrate National Trails Day: Ron Coleman Trail

Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
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Saturday, June 6 is National Trails Day (http://www.americanhiking.org/NTD.aspx). Unfortunately because of fire danger, there are no/few events in southern NM/west Texas. So, let's make our own.

The Ron Coleman Trail goes along the top of the Franklin Mountains from McKelligan Canyon to Smuggler's Gap (where Transmountain Road connects east & west El Paso). A short 3.8 mi, the trail is difficult: there is no shade (we must start early, and requires some 40 feet of rock climbing/scrambling. You definitely feel like to accomplished something for the day doing this trail.

Expect to finish no later than 10–11 am.

Meet at:

Las Cruces: East of Pan Am Center parking lot at 5 am El Paso: Smuggler's Gap trailhead at 5:40 am From there, we'll figure out shuttling and head over to McKelligan Canyon to start the hike.

We need at least 2 vehicles; if there's insufficient interest I will cancel Friday evening.

More details/etc forthcoming.

Addtl. information:

Trail map on OpenStreetMap