Sweetheart Valentines Hike – Aztec Caves

CANCELLATION: Trans Mountain Road will be closed for construction that entire day; this also means that the Tom Mays Unit of the park will be closed that day, February 9th. You can keep up with the TxDot website to receive updates on road closures/re-openings: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/travel/highway-conditions/current.external.html. The closure is noted on their press release page: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-room/news/el-paso/009-2014.html

When Feb 09, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Franklin Mountains State Park
Contact Name Adrianna Weickhardt
Contact Email
Contact Phone (915) 566-6441

CANCELLATION:  Trans Mountain Road will be closed for construction that entire day; this also means that the Tom Mays Unit of the park will be closed that day, February 9th.  You can keep up with the TxDot website to receive updates on road closures/re-openings:  http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/travel/highway-conditions/current.external.html.  The closure is noted on their press release page:  http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-room/news/el-paso/009-2014.html

 

Must have reservation to participate.  Please call:  (915) 566-6441

Sunday, February 9 -  ($8.00 – this is the entrance fee + activity fee)

Start:  9:00 a.m.

Length:  1.4 miles / 1 - 2 hours

Trail Difficulty:  Moderate.  The trail is well maintained for most of the hike, with a steep incline with loose rubble just ahead of the entrance to the cave, so we will take this section slowly and carefully. There are benches for resting at several scenic overlooks along the trail.

Bring:  Water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots; optional: hiking stick, camera, binoculars, a map.

Driving Directions to Tom Mays Unit: From Westside from I-10, take exit #6 & travel east towards Mountains for 3.8 mi., pass park entrance on left, make u-turn, entrance on right.  From Eastside on Hwy 54, exit Transmountain Rd, travel west 7 miles over/thru the mountains, Park entrance on the right.


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