El Paso Day Trips

Weekend Getaways, Road Trips and Day Trips Near El Paso

El Paso is at the far western tip of Texas where New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua meet in a harsh desert environment around the slopes of Mount Franklin on the Rio Grande which has often been compared to the Nile. As they approached the Rio Grande from the south Spaniards in the sixteenth century viewed two mountain ranges rising out of the desert with a deep chasm between. This site they named El Paso del Norte (the Pass of the North) the future location of two border cities Ciudad Juarez on the south or right bank of the Rio Grande and El Paso Texas on the opposite side of the r | Read More About El Paso