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Palisades Canyon Access Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 398' 121 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 4,521' 1,378 m
Low: 4,123' 1,257 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Brendan Ross

A dirt access road connecting to the trails of Palisades Canyon.

Brendan Ross

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Open 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Description

This access road leading through Palisades Canyon is the lower starting point for the southernmost trails of the Franklin Mountains. The trailhead is located on the northern end of Robinson Avenue, near the tip of Arroyo Park. A sign and vehicle gate mark the entry point. Vehicles should be parked along the shoulder on the southern end of Robinson; do not block the vehicle gate.

Look for a narrow path just left of the sign to avoid having to climb over the gate. After a hundred feet, it merges back to the access road. From here, the dirt road follows the left side of Palisades Canyon. The road condition can vary greatly depending on weather; after thunderstorms, debris frequently washes down from the mountains. Washboarding on the dirt can be a problem as well. Thankfully, these problems are usually no more than an inconvenience. Steer clear of the branch to the right that heads up the mountain, as access to the top is restricted to maintenance vehicles.

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Land Manager: El Paso Water Utilities

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The area offers plenty of Yuccas to break up the landscape.
Oct 5, 2017 near El Paso, TX
Palisade Canyon at it's deepest point during the initial Jeep road climb
Sep 30, 2017 near El Paso, TX
Pedal, pedal, pedal and keep your weight forward up the final challenge!
Oct 1, 2017 near El Paso, TX
Jump 'em or roll 'em near the end of the loop, you decide but the landing is narrow...
Oct 1, 2017 near El Paso, TX
Trailhead on Robinson, access through Rim Rd during construction.
Oct 1, 2017 near El Paso, TX

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