Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 2: Hiking the Ron Coleman Trail at McKelligon Canyon

Chrissy also brought us to Franklin Mountains State Park to hike McKelligon Canyon, a steep hike up the canyon walls that offers spectacular views of El Paso and the surrounding countryside. About halfway up there is a cave that seems to be a popular destination though we continued our scramble to the canyon rim for the views. Like everything we did: so much fun. And the views were really beautiful, at least to me, a confirmed lover of the high desert landscape.

Me in cave along the trail, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Me in cave along the trail, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Chrissy and Carrie in the cave, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Chrissy and Carrie in the cave, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Carrie and Chrissy ascending, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Carrie and Chrissy ascending, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

A view from the top, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

A view from the top, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

View towards the city of El Paso, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

View towards the city of El Paso, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

All three of us at the top, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

All three of us at the top, Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Descending the Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas

Descending the Ron Coleman Trail, McKelligon Canyon, El Paso, Texas