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4 Best Scenic Drives in El Paso

From roads tucked between beautiful mountains to drives that cut through pecan orchards, these are the 4 best scenic drives in El Paso.

Scenic Drive
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Scenic Drive
Scenic dr.
(915) 534-0600 

Known as the best view of the city accessible by car, Scenic Drive wows visitors every time. The winding road skirts around the east side of the mountain offering up some of the most stunning views of the city. The road is cut along the edge of the mountains and traverses the southern tip of the Franklins. One side of the winding road is lined by beautiful stately homes while the other features fabulous views of El Paso and Juarez. Get the most out of your drive by pulling over at the small park and scenic overlook. To access Scenic Drive turn onto Rim Rd. from either Mesa St. or Alabama St.

Transmountain Road
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Transmountain Road
Transmountain Rd.

Passing through the protected Franklin Mountain State Park, Transmountain Road is perfectly situated for glorious shows at day’s break and end. Watching an El Paso sunset, especially from Transmountain Road is something that certainly defines a true El Paso experience. Several picnic tables with awnings are offered along the road. The road connects Northeast and Northwest El Paso, so accessing the road is convenient no matter the side of town.

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