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El Paso Mission Trail

9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, El Paso, TX
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Ranked #19 of 48 attractions in El Paso
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: An accurate website for the Mission Trail in El Paso TX USA is: www.elpasomission... more »
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San Carlos, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I expected a little more from the Mission Trail based on the brochure I found in my hotel that mentioned interesting local shops and good food. The missions themselves were pretty and have an interesting history. If there are no services taking place, you can see the interiors as well. Traveling alone, I didn't see any restaurants on the trail... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The missions on the trail are small, far apart, and can be difficult to find. I've enjoyed missions elsewhere, but these seemed somewhat uninspiring. The history behind these missions displayed on the signs outside tell a pretty generic story. I'd recommend passing on these and visiting missions in other cities.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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190 reviews 190 reviews
48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The directions on the website for the mission trail are wrong, and the directions you'll likely get from Google Maps on your phone if you enter El Paso Mission Trail are wrong as well. The signs they have posted when you finally get close are confusing, to say the least. After more than an hour, I only found one of... More

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El Paso, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We live in El Paso and were looking for something interesting to do close to home. I was happy to find The Mission Trail right here. I love visiting historical sites and these missions were impressive. We were able to visit all three sites. They were spread out quite a ways in obscure places, but worth the drive. We went... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

EEven if your not really into doing this kind of activity I think this drive is worth doing.. You will be off the main drag and into the scenic route and poking about places you would not normally see. The Missions themselves are beautiful and interesting. A lovely way to spend part of your day.. and ... best of all... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Amazing how the city started out along the mission trail and three missions still exist with larger churches beside them, still active. The trail is along the Mexican border with interesting homes along the way. The trail is well marked and fun to drive

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New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We drove the "Mission Trail" and visited all three missions. The San Elceario Prisidio Chapel in San Elizario was originally a military post established in 1684. The original chapel was destroyed by the flooding Rio Grande in 1829 and rebuilt in 1850. Mission Socorro was established for the Piro Puebloans who relocated here from Socorro, New Mexico following the Pueblo... More

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El Paso, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Graves areas of different settlers in early El Paso, from Asian to Masons to politicians to outlaws, to locals. A dusty desert authentic real grave yard, might catch a reenactment of the old west at different times, which is great theater. Considered the paupers cemetary now, but interesting nevertheless.

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Altus, Oklahoma
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Not too many people will go out of their way to find the churches on the mission trail when they come to El Paso. This is a large city and this kind of sightseeing does not have the woe factor ,but as you visit the churches and start to snap pictures , your camera will capture the beauty of these... More

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

El Paso's mission trail is not as well organized as the larger one in San Antonio. I saw two out of the three (Socorro and San Elizario). Road between the two is not scenic. Hours of entrance are erratic. I basically just lucked out that someone was there at both missions. The interiors are worthwhile but not sure if worth... More

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