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.