Guided hike on the Mt. Cristo Rey trail. "The easy-to-hike trail, with spectacular panoramas of two countries and 3 cities, leads 2.5 miles to the summit to the famous statue of Christ on the Cross."
I did the hike in October and it's beautiful up at the top. Great views. The trail is easy, switchbacks so not a hard hike. The Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee requests $5 donation to help with the upkeep of the trail. Hike cancelled for snow or rain.
Security is provided by volunteer sheriff deputies. Sponsored by Celebration of Our Mountains, El Paso Conv & Visitors Bureau and El Paso Scene.
To get there: Take Sunland Park Drive to Doniphan, turn south, then west on Racetrack Drive. Cross the Rio Grande bridge, then turn south on McNutt Road (Hwy 273). Go about 1 mile and turn right on road leading to the Mt. Cristo Rey parking lot. Unpaved road to the parking lot.