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El Paso Mission Trail

Address: 9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 915-851-9997
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Ranked #12 of 39 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We drove along the trail but only had time to go inside the old Socorro mission as the Ysleta and Elizario missions were having masses and we did not want to disturb. The Socorro mission is very nice inside; they had the Christmas tree nicely decorated inside when we were there. This one is worth a visit if you like... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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435 reviews 435 reviews
89 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On Monday, 29DEC2014, I began my annual New Year's bike tour, this time a few days before the actual calendar turn over due to significant extreme weather forecasts.(Last year, I had pedaled on 02JAN2014 toward Cornudas/Dell City, only to be caught in freezing temps & 4-6 inches/10-25cm snow!) I am currently pushing for an effective bicycling route through this region,... More 

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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture and worth going off I-10 for! I will say that I felt like we were in Mexico rather than USA. Even a local man said to me, "No spanish? This is Mexico City!" LOL!

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Herndon, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unlike the San Antonio Missions, this Mission Trail is short and sweet. Since all three Missions are functioning churches and not primarily historical sites, there aren't many exhibits or things to read about. They make up for that by being gorgeous buildings with great character. I did not run into any problems with the churches being closed like others have... More 

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Pennsboro, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The mission churches were beautiful and historic. Visit all three on the trail to get the best experience. Nice drive between each.

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Mesa, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We started our visit at the Mission Valley Visitors Center 9065 Alameda Ave, El Paso, TX. Their website stated the hours were from 9AM-4PM. We arrived slightly before noon and there was nobody around. We checked a few doors to see if we were at the wrong entrance still everything was locked. Just as we were about to drive off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We like to look at churches and these were ones of historical significance. Unfortunately one was closed and the other two were unavailable to visit. We like the history, but would have liked to have visited them. They are off the main stream, so you have to make an effort to drive out to see them. They are about eight... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have been through the mission trail twice and loved it. The missions are beautiful and if you go in the gift shop you can learn a lot from the people who work there.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the border highway to the far end of the Mission Trail and worked our way back. If you put the address on the site into your smart phone, you will end up at a vacant storefront in downtown El Paso. I had to look at the map on the website and enter the intersection at the far end.... More 

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San Carlos, California, United States
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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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