10 Minutes of Hell
ElevationAscent: 310' 95 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,918' 1,499 m
Low: 4,608' 1,404 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“Climb the last few hundred feet towards Transmountain on this extension of the El Refri trail.”— Brendan Ross
El Paso is in the desert, so be wise about the climate. Summers are regularly in the 90's or above, winters will drop to the 30's and 40's. Lightning storms are frequent in the late afternoons during the warmer months. Winds are frequent and gusts over 50 mph are not unusual. Dust storms, strongest in the late spring, can be hazardous and reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile. Check the weather before you go, and let someone know where you will be.
Mountain biking is popular in the Lost Dog area, and while runners have the right of way over cyclists, it's often the safer option to step or run to the side to allow them to pass. Sometimes you'll get thanked, but usually not - but better to be a good user of the trail than to end up in a cactus, tangled in some guy's derailleur.
After a half mile, the route turns at the barrier at Transmountain, following it southeast for a short distance before ending. From this point, runners can continue along the highway itself to connect with Grim Road or the trails at Smuggler's Notch.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park