The Paso del Norte Community Foundation supports special projects that will make a positive impact in the El Paso region for generations. 

Paso del Norte Trail 

The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop a plan for a 60-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The primary goal is to construct a trail that will become a regional attraction and connect communities. The project additionally aims to celebrate El Paso's history and culture, highlight the Rio Grande, and promote health and economic development. 

An initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation is working to help fund and coordinate the project.  Trails and outdoor recreation opportunities are a time-tested catalyst for getting people outdoors, exercising and exploring their neighborhoods. A community trail also creates connections between amenities (parks, schools, businesses) and creates new spaces for the community to connect. 

The initial master plan for the 60-mile trail project has been completed with input from city, county, regional, state, federal and organizational stakeholders and the public through a series of public meetings.  Segments of the trail have already been completed and/or are under construction including the River Trail in the Upper Valley and large portions of the Playa Drain in Central/Mission Valley.  

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