Photo courtesy Rick LoBello
El Pasoan’s love their mountains and this year’s Celebration of our Mountains schedule promises to bring outdoor lovers together from across the community.
Outdoor events like this are very important to the city’s quality of life by offering numerous opportunities for people to immerse themselves in nature. Getting outside in the natural world offers many understated health benefits for adults and children alike including improving one’s physical, mental, and for some – even spiritual – well being.
Many people are amazed to discover that the desert and mountains are full of wildlife and plant species that often go unseen or out of sight and mind as people zoom through the desert on the highway system.
Natural connection opportunities over the next few months include mountain biking, astronomy talks, and history tours including a trip to an old mining ghost town. And for those who are looking for a new way to loosen up and relax in a 100% natural setting, there is an event called Yoga on the Rocks
Celebration of our Mountains this year is featuring El Paso Water Utilities and El Paso Electric science and technology field trips.
Most events are held at Franklin Mountains State Park, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, Guadalupe Mountains National Park or Leasburg State Park in southern New Mexico.
Check out the event’s website at celebmtns.org for this year’s extensive schedule of hikes, bird walks and field trips to learn about and connect with the biodiversity of the Chihuahuan Desert right here in El Paso’s big backyard.