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McKelligon Canyon.

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McKelligon Canyon (above)
This canyon at the base of the Franklin Mountains is a popular spot for running and walking.

"It's best to get there earlier in the morning, so the sun shines directly onto the rocks, providing the best lighting, and you also avoid that intense desert heat."
— Haley Houston
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Streetcars
The City of El Paso refurbished vintage streetcars for its newest — and most stylish — public transportation line.

"You have to take your subject into consideration and how the background complements your subject. I just so happened to be walking downtown. I loved how city hall looked in the background with the reflection of the sky and the sun setting. Sometimes, everything just falls into place, and you have to be ready to capture that one-in-a-million shot."
— Jose Mendoza
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Scenic Drive
To take this route from downtown, journey north on Stanton Road and turn right on Rim Road. This road winds up the hills on the north side of town, affording panoramic views over a more than two million–resident metropolitan area comprised of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

"It can be tricky to try to get the most out of the outlooks from Scenic Drive into your photos. When looking to capture the best views, plan your parking or hiking trail beforehand, so when you're there, you can take more time to drive or hike around and explore the interesting and unique angles, objects, wildlife, and compositions."
— PJ Hernandez
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