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Health Foundation

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The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop a county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to create a regionally significant landmark that promotes active transportation, preserves the history and culture of our region, highlights the Rio Grande river, supports economic development and ecotourism, provides educational and volunteer opportunities, and makes healthy living the easy choice for our unique, binational community.

The roughly 68–mile span of the Paso del Norte (PDN) Trail is divided into five distinct districts, each broadly defined by their unique geographical, historical, and cultural context, as well as various amenities and attractions that help define them.

A trail for everyone.


"The Playa Drain Trail is the beginning of something BIG that a few folks have been working so hard to make happen. 
It’s a fun easy train for riding bikes, jogging or walking."


—  Ephraim Vivar

Mayor Dee Margo updated the Local Emergency Directive on April 1, 2020 to include the closure of all City and County parks, pools, recreation centers and facilities, and hike and bike trails. This includes all segments of the Paso del Norte Trail, and means that the Paso del Norte Trail will be closed until further guidance is issued. The Mayor recommends against hiking in the Franklin Mountains State Park as well. 

You can still perform tasks essential to your health and safety, or to the health and safety of your family or household members. This includes obtaining medical supplies, visiting a healthcare professional, obtaining groceries and household supplies, and caring for a family member or pet in another household, and individual outdoor recreation and physical activity. 

The health and safety of our community is always a top priority for the Paso del Norte Trail, so please be sure to follow the social distancing requirements and maintain a minimum of six feet between others while walking, biking, running, skating, or however you choose to stay active. 

Additional resources and information are available at EPStrong.org

COVID-19 Emergency Directive, Information, and Resources