McKelligon Canyon Rd Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

1.4
FIETS
2.5 mi
DISTANCE
626 ft
GAINED
4.7 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Dan Razum, Campbell, CA

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This 2.5 mile bike climb is located in El Paso County, Texas, USA. The average gradient is 4.7% and there is a total elevation gain of 626 ft, finishing at 4,845 ft.

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Cycling Sugarloaf Mountain, Franklin Mountain State Park, El Paso

Ride 2.5 miles gaining 626’ at 4.7% average grade (5.2% climb only)

Climb summary by PJAMM Ambasador Dan Razum.

 

We start the climb off with a short little steep section, about 10% or so, but not too long, maybe a quarter of a mile.  After this part the gradient isn't too hard the rest of the way.  So you could view the beginning as a warm up, in case the weather isn't quite hot enough to warm you up!

The road is in good condition, it is wide and it has a nice shoulder.  This seems to be a popular route for both cyclists and runners.  We are riding in McKelligon Canyon Park and the road is basically a dead end so traffic is not a concern.  There isn't any shade along the route so it can get hot, depending on the time of day.  But no surprise, we are in the high desert, after all.

The end of the road is a small loop with several pavillions and picnic tables for day use. There  is also Ranger Station but it was closed on the Sunday when we were there.  We didn't see any water at the top, but there is a gas station and convenience store the beginning of the climb and we made good use of that on the way back down to load up on refreshments to beat the heat.