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Scenic Drive, Lost Dog Trail among several hiking spots set to open Memorial Day Weekend

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A sign showing the different paths on the Lost Dog Trail.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The city of El Paso announced several hiking and biking paths will reopen this Saturday.

They were closed in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Here's the list:

  • Lost Dog
  • Round House
  • Lazy Cow
  • Thousand Steps
  • Palisades
  • Lomas del Sol
  • Jan Sumrall Memorial
  • Scenic Drive (Scenic Sundays to resume)

McKelligon Canyon will open Friday, but with restrictions. The gate will remain closed to vehicle traffic, only foot and bicycle traffic allowed on the paved road. Hiking on trails is not permitted.

The Department of Public Health encourages visitors to keep six feet apart from others, to not congregate with people who are not from their household. The use of face coverings is encouraged. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms, you're asked to stay home.

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Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.



  1. About time. Maybe I’m stupid or slow but I fail to see how closing hiking and MTB trails would “Help slow the spread of the corona bug”? I don’t think the trails, rocks, plants are/were infected. Just another power play.

    1. El Paso Mark, you are not stupid or slow at all. Your sound common sense proves you don’t depend on what people tell you but on intelligently process your thoughts to make good judgments.
      Can’t say the same for some others that comment here.

  2. Slowly but surely we’ll open up more and more. A little common sense and it shouldn’t be a problem. We can’t just print money and send it to people forever. Even NY and Cali know that.

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