Pound the pavement in the sunny Chihuahuan Desert—the largest desert in North America. As you cruise, you’ll whiz through changing landscapes, open desert to craggy mountains, river valleys to plant-carpeted grasslands. You'll also meet an astonishing array of birds, reptiles and mammals, and plants abound, too—many of them unique to the area. Experts will test their mettle at Roughrider Canyon Freeride Park, a challenging warren of death-defying circuits in Horizon City. Another, Archuleta’s Acres, combines the peacefulness of the Chihuahuan Desert and motivating vistas of the Franklyn Mountains, while the Crazy Cat Grande route takes you in along the perimeters of El Paso’s cityscape, offering stunning views.