• El Paso County History
  • Welcome to the El Paso Mission Trail
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  • The El Paso Mission Trail is rich in history dating back 400 years.
  • Beautiful Missions of Ysleta and Socorro in El Paso, and Guadelupe in Juarez, plus the historic Spanish Presidio Chapel at San Elizario
  • Location: an 8 mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro roads, southwest of downtown El Paso off I-10
  • Unique local shopping and dining are also nearby.
  • Free Admission
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  • Calendar of Events
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  • April
  • The First Thanksgiving


  • Spanish explorer Don Juan de Oņate is credited for naming the Rio Grande Valley region as the "El Paso del Rio del Norte," or (The pass of the river of the North.) His expedition of 1598 brought civilization and more than two centuries of Spanish rule to the El Paso valley.
    This Festival will be held in April more...  
  • Each year, participants in El Paso re-enact the Oņate expedition's first Thanksgiving


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  • Socorro Mission (La Purisima)
  • Socorro Mission Festival
    September 26, 27, 28
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  • 328 S. Nevarez Rd.
    El Paso, Texas 79927
    (915) 859-7718
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  • Ysleta Mission (Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

    Mission Festival
    July 11, 12, 13,
    live entertainment
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    131 S. Zaragoza Rd
    El Paso Texas 79907
    (915) 859-9848
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  • San Eliceario (San Elizario)
    Mission Festival
    September 12, 13, 14
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    P.O.Box 910
    San Elizario, Texas 79849
    (915) 851-2333
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  • Other points of Interest
  • Los Portales Museum & Info Center
  • Tuesday - Saturday
    10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12 -4:00 p.m.
    Located across from Chapel (915) 851-1682
    www.rootsweb.com/- txseghs/

  • Tigua Cultural Center
  • The Center is home to several gift shops featuring Tigua handcrafted pottery, Jewelry, and fine art. Shops are owned and operated by tribal members

    Gift Shops: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Museum: Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Native Dances: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
    Tours available, please call ahead.
    305 Yaya Lane @ Socorro Road
    915 859-7700
    http://ydsp.stantonstreetgroup.com/locations.sstg?id=40
  • Rio Bosque Wetlands
  • Managed by UTEP, this 372 acre city owned park sits along
  • the original course of the Rio Grande.
  • Walk the trails and enjoy hundreds of bird species.
    Open daily; dawn to dusk.
    Loop 375 to Pan American D rive, 1.5 miles to bridge
    915 747-8663
    http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=18875www.riobosque.org