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Fat Tire

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Length

0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers

93%

Runnable

Elevation

240' 73 m

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0' 0 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

4,476' 1,364 m

High

4,236' 1,291 m

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A hillside trail on the northern side of The Maze.

Brendan Ross

Overview

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Runner Notes

Sitting Bull, Fat Tire, and South Ridge are all a part of a trail area referred to as The Maze by locals. The trails, along with their associated connectors, cross two ridges for about a mile, ascending towards the eastern slope of the Franklin Mountains. With fewer rocks than most area trails and easy grades, they're a good introduction for runners getting used to desert trails.

Description

Fat Tire splits off from Old Tine Mine Road a short distance after it begins. Look for a sign marking The Maze, which marks the start of the trail. The path is an easy, winding singletrack along the side of a short hill, heading west. Rocks along the trail are mostly small, and there are fewer plants namely, cacti along the side, making for an easier run.

The western half of the trail is less rocky, continuing an easy climb ending shortly after the second turnoff to Sitting Bull. The trail then descends and ends at South Ridge. A small rock cairn marks the intersection, which is somewhat easier to see if eastbound on South Ridge.

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Dec 14, 2015
Brendan Ross

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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in El Paso

#20428

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in El Paso

#740

in Texas

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