Coming Soon! New Paso del Norte Trail Segment on Magoffin Avenue

October 23, 2022

Progress continues to take place in the development of the Paso del Norte Trail. The Health Foundation has worked in collaboration with other organizations to develop a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to create a regional landmark that promotes active transportation, preserve the history and culture of the region, supports economic development, and make healthy living the easy choice for our binational community.

Magoffin Shared-Use Path

The City of El Paso, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, will install a shared used path along Magoffin Avenue between San Antonio and Cotton streets. The project will reduce travel lanes from three lanes to two lanes to reduce traffic on Magoffin and will provide residents in the neighborhood with options to exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

The Magoffin Shared-Use Path is a critical segment of the Paso del Norte Trail that will connect Downtown with the El Paso Zoo, Medical Center of the Americas, and existing Paso del Norte trail segments in the Mission Valley.

To learn more about the Paso del Norte Trail, visit

PDNHF Priority Area: Healthy Living

To support efforts that promote positive behaviors to prevent disease including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and positive opportunities for youth.

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Healthy Living

PDNHF Initiative: Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity improves cognitive function in youth, reduces anxiety and depression, and improves sleep. Despite these benefits, many do not engage in the recommended amount of daily physical activity. The Health Foundation’s stake in physical activity began in the early 2000’s with Walk El Paso. More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and has partnered with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network. Other areas of emphasis include the promotion of physical activity through educational programs, campaigns, and trail and park use.

2021 Paso del Norte Trail Report

Paso del Norte Trail Alignment

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

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