The El Paso Puzzler Race explores the rouged trails of El Paso’s Franklin Mountain State Park, challenging rider’s technical riding skills, mental strength and toughness.

Each course of the El Paso Puzzler is considered impressive by most mountain bikers’ standards with all distances riding to the far north end of the Franklin Mountain State Park. The 50 and the 35 mile make a large loop around the northern portion of the range. For the 2016 El Paso Puzzler the course goes counterclockwise around the mountain. 35 and 50 mile riders will be going north to Hitt Canyon crossing east to west, and then returning to the east side of the mountain over Mundy's Gap.

Registration is open now and keep in mind that there will be no race day registrations. Packet pickup will take place at the race venue on Saturday January 16th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and at the venue on the morning of the race.

Individual Race Times:

  • 50 mile – Epic Extreme Race – 8:00 a.m. start
  • 35 mile – Epic Race – 8:05 a.m. start
  • 13 mile – Mini-Epic – 10:00 a.m. start

The Venue:

The entrance is located 2.6 miles north of U.S. 54 on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Farm to Market Road 3255) on the west side of the road. Keep an eye out for the entrance when the road turns from 4 to 2 lanes.

Cash Prizes:

Male Finishers:

  • 1st $400
  • 2nd $250
  • 3rd $125
  • 4th $75
  • 5th $50

Female Finishers:

  • 1st $400
  • 2nd $250
  • 3rd $125
  • 4th $75
  • 5th $50
  • El Paso Puzzler Race
  • January 17, 2016 at 8 a.m.
  • The Bowen Ranch Round House in northeast El Paso, TX. Lat – 31°57’39.74″N Long – 106°26’33.60″W