Past Meetup

Mount Cristo Rey Day Hike, Sunland Park, NM

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Mount Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey Rd · Sunland Park, NM

How to find us

Meet-up at the corner of Sunland Park Drive and Doniphan Drive in the parking lot of the new Wal Mart Neighborhood Store at 8:45. From there we will car caravan to the parking area at the base of the mountain. Or you can drive there on your own.

Location image of event venue

Details

Built by famous Spanish sculptor Urbici Soler [masked]) the statue was completed in October, 1939. The 40 ft. tall statue and base sits atop 4,675 ft. Mount Cristo Rey. The crown that encircles the base of the monument was constructed and completed in 1989 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary. The base of the mountain has the distinction of lying in three different states and two countries---Texas and New Mexico in the United States and Chihuahua in Old Mexico. You get a birds-eye view of the cities of El Paso and Juarez spread out in one direction and the beautiful desert and Rio Grande River winding through in another.

Hike Rating: Easy

Length: 4.4 mile round-trip

Elevation Gain/Loss: 820 ft.

Stations of the Cross and various shrines are present along the well-maintained path.