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The view was amazing!!!

For me it was about the view and standing in one country and looking over into another one. this is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wonderful view!

This is simply an amazing view of El Paso and Mexico. Parking is limited, but it is with a visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For me it was about the view and standing in one country and looking over into another one. this is a place that is good for taking the time to sit still and reflect on life and even possibly journal and few lines.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is simply an amazing view of El Paso and Mexico. Parking is limited, but it is with a visit. Great view, day or night!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nancybW5843IB
Reviewed 6 days ago

The view includes virtually all of El Paso, TX, Juarez, Mexico as well as the southern end of the rock mountain range and the northern end of the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent place to visit. Great Hiking trails, informative rangers, Sites found nowhere else. Great place to take pictures, day or night

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nvsmike
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful view of El Paso and Mexico. Not a lot of room for parking if it's a busy time, but it is an amazing view, day or night.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank W9406KUtimothyb
Reviewed 6 days ago

is very impressive to walk and be able to see the whole city of El Paso and most of Cd Juarez. very relaxing, you can hear music and eat at the same time up there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terry S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A short drive through trans mountain has a few spots to pull over for a view. It has a nice layout of the flatlands of the west side and there is an area to pull off and go hike into the canyon and hills. Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wjm101012016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at first a bit put off by all the roadworks around the Route here but we were pleased we persisted as the view is wonderful. There are a coup of places to pull in to and some explanation of what you are looking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deborahbC3444RB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If traveling to/through El Paso, this vantage point offers a more culturally significant vista than its better-known counterpart --- the Four Corners of New Mexico. While Four Corners defines the juncture of northern New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah, scenic drive provides an overview of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank jelptex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can be said...the road is a nice short drive over the mountain to the West side where nicer homes can be seen. Any of the pull offs offer a view of an average city and Mexico...not much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Scot D
June 12, 2018|
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Response from charlietravel4u | Reviewed this property |
Scenic drive road was safe for the most part and El Paso Tx is very safe it’s still a small town feel but becoming a big city
Antonio J
June 2, 2018|
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Response from robertsI7109RD | Reviewed this property |
This is a City of El Paso site, it would be best to contact them. you should keep in mind that due to the elevation being so high it is typically winding up there, it may not be best for your wedding...
Nick M
August 4, 2017|
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Response from N6736FWlindad | Reviewed this property |
The walking path at the first overlook was mostly. Other spots could be seen from the car.
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Recommend park. (0 Replies)
We are ending a 3 week trip to New Mexico in El Paso. Plan to get there on Friday night following a stay at Carlsbad. On Saturday we hope to go on tram and then to either Franklin or Hueco Parks for hiking and last views. On Sunday prior to late flight we will do the Scenic Drive Overlook. Which park would be the better choice and any other thoughts? Thank you.
May 05, 2017|
Scott W
Peachtree City, Georgia
2 days in SE NM - itinerary plan and questions (15 Replies)
I'm planning an 8-day trip to the region arriving in El Paso 4/3 (Fri) and departing the following Fri. I'm a dad with 2 girls ages 9 & 7. Itinerary and questions follow: Day 1 (of NM portion): Arriving from Guadalupe Mountains NP around dinner time, staying in Carlsbad Day 2 AM: Carlsbad Caverns NP Day 2 PM: White Sands NM, stay Alamogordo Day 3 AM: Three Rivers Petroglyphs Day 3 PM: Smokey Bear SP, Dinner in La Mesa, El Paso Scenic Drive Overlook at night Questions: - As this...More
January 17, 2015|
Response fromKthSch|
Hello ScottinPTC-GA, I can give some input for part of your itinerary. Others will have to weigh in for the rest. As far as the bat program, It would be extremely unlikely. The bats migrate to Mexico for the winter. They return in April or May. I doubt that includes the first week of April. I would strongly suggest, though, that you allow enough time at Carlsbad to fit in both self guided tours and one of the ranger guided tours. Most would suggest that this is the minimum to really...More