Join Dr. Eric Kappus of Southwest University, Judy Ackerman and Christi DeBates for a moderately difficult hike of about 3.5-miles up Knapp Canyon (previously named Hondo Pass Canyon). You will see some of El Paso's oldest fossils and rocks from a supervolcano. It has an elevation gain of about 770ft. and covers rough terrain and loose rock. This picturesque canyon is full of wildlife and photo opportunities. Your guides are experienced in hiking, nature observation and natural sciences, as well as preservation issues in our Franklin Mountains. The hike concludes at the “Red Gate”, a narrow slot canyon that cuts into the red-colored Thunderbird Formation, which was the ash from an ancient supervolcano.
Meet at the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Hondo Pass and Magnetic. (MAP) This trip includes a 2-miles round-trip hike so bring a hat, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water! Contact Dr. Kappus at Southwest University for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. No need to sign up.