Wyler Aerial Tramway

Trails Map

brochure Wyler Aerial Tramway - Trails Map

Trails Map of Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park Trails Map 4600' 4500' Directissimo Trail .5 mi. 5700' 5300 LEGEND 5800' 1700 McKinley Avenue El Paso, TX 79930 (915) 566-6622 www.texasstateparks.org Rattlesnake ' 6 PARK ENTRANCE GATE 6 Headquarters Parking Restrooms Tramway Interpretive Center Hiking Only Trail Primitive Toilet Wildlife Viewing Gift Shop SCALE 0 0.1 0.5 5 5 0.2 MILES McKinley Avenue 5400' TO EL PASO 4 4400' 4 ' 00 50 ' 5000' 0 10 ' 00 5 49 POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 3 3 NOTES: Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. 510 0' RANGER PEAK OBSERVATION PLATFORM AND GIFT SHOP 31° 48' 18.6" N 106° 28' 59.7" W Atop Ranger Peak at 5,632 feet in elevation, enjoy a 360º panoramic view that spans two nations and three states. Visit the gift shop for snacks and souvenirs. 2 B-36D BOMBER HISTORICAL CRASH SITE OVERLOOK 31° 48’ 23.3” N 106° 29’ 9.7” W While attempting to land during a snowstorm on Dec. 11, 1953, the B-36D "Peacemaker" Air Force nuclear bomber crashed into Ranger Peak, with nine crew members aboard. 470 0' ' 00 57 3 0.3 1 2 No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. 2 58 0. 4 800' In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. Ranger Peak Loop Trail 1.4 mi. 520 0' © 2017 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4501-0174F (7/17) 1 1 0.0 6 5653' 5500' ' 00 48 RANGER PEAK 51 00' Thousand Steps Trail 1.6 mi. TO STANTON STREET TRAILHEAD ' 00 49 47 4 RANGER PEAK LOOP TRAIL VIEW POINT #3 31° 48' 32.1" N 106° 28' 05.0" W At 5,525 feet in elevation, this spot offers a view of the beautiful Hueco Mountains and Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. 8 8 ' TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. 0' RANGER PEAK LOOP TRAIL VIEW POINT #4 31° 48' 28.1" N 106° 28' 06.7" W At 5,600 feet in elevation, this vantage point is the pinnacle of your challenging hike. 8 0.3 00 46 0 3 0' 7 520 7 5 DIRECTISSIMO TRAIL VIEW POINT #2 4200' 31° 48' 335.4" N 106° 28' 56.0" W At 5,175 feet in elevation, this view point is the halfway mark of your journey up Directissimo Trail. 6 DIRECTISSIMO TRAIL VIEW POINT #1 31° 48' 37.0" N 106° 28' 50.8" W At 4,950 feet in elevation, this view point is the first you'll reach along your hike. 7 CHALET GUARDHOUSE #1 31° 48' 14.8" N 106° 28' 52.1" W This small rock structure was built by the El Paso Electric Company in the 1930s as a "guardhouse," to protect against sabotage 43 00 ' by employees on strike targeting electrical power lines. 8 CHALET GUARDHOUSE #2 31° 48' 12.2" N 106° 29' 12.9" W This small rock structure was built by the El Paso Electric Company in the 1930s as a "guardhouse," to protect against sabotage by employees on strike targeting electrical power lines. Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. 1700 McKinley Avenue El Paso, TX 79930 (915) 566-6622 Challenging yourself has never been more rewarding. TRAIL DIST DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION DIRECTISSIMO TRAIL 0.5 mi (one-way) Challenging Elevate your sense of adventure with a truly unique experience as you hike the rugged trails to the top of Ranger Peak. Enjoy the Southwest landscape and culture from a bird’s-eye view. Then enjoy a gentle ride down with one of our park rangers on the only public aerial tramway in Texas. A 775-foot elevation gain in half a mile is where your challenge begins. Take a seat and catch your breath on benches along the trail and enjoy views of east El Paso that will take your breath away... again. This trail leads to Ranger Peak Loop Trail. RANGER PEAK LOOP TRAIL 1.4 mi (round trip) Moderate to Challenging Named after the renowned Texas Rangers, this loop takes you around Ranger Peak and atop the mountain ridge towards the B-36D Bomber Historical Crash Site Overlook. This trail leads to the Ranger Peak Observation Platform. THOUSAND STEPS TRAIL 1.6 mi (one-way) Challenging During the New Deal Era of President Roosevelt, the Thousand Steps Trail was constructed by the Work Projects Administration in the 1930s. This trail was originally used by the El Paso Electric Company to access the Chalet Guardhouses near Ranger Peak. It is now used by visitors seeking the B-36D Bomber Historical Crash Site memorial. This trail starts either at the Ranger Peak Loop Trail intersection or the Stanton Street Trailhead (not shown on map). STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TRAIL ETIQUETTE TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. WEATHER CHANGES QUICKLY. Check forecasts before you leave and prepare for unexpected changes in the weather. Pets are not allowed on the Aerial Tramway Gondola, but leashed pets are welcomed on the trail. Service pets are an exception. HIKING ALONG THE RIDGE IS NOT PERMITTED. Staying on designated trails is the safest way to hike. Off-trail hiking is a violation of state law. Take only memories and pictures. Disturbing or removing any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts is a violation of state law. Check in. Inform park staff once you have completed your hike. PARK TRAILS ARE PRIMITIVE AND STRENUOUS. Hikers can purchase a one-way ticket for Tramway departures or returns. All Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park hiking trails require a permit and are open during park operating hours only. Prickly Pear Cactus For information on Texas State Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Sign up today for free email updates: texasstateparks.org/email /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.

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