Misión de Corpus Christi de la Ysleta del Sur de los Tiguas
(Nuestra Seńora de Carmen)
The Ysleta Mission, c. 1918, Large Oil Painting
by Eduard Joseph Holslag
The Mission with Acequia Madre de la Ysleta and Franklin Mountains. Courtesy of Ysleta de Sur Pueblo, Tribal Court Building
How To Get There
The Ysleta Mission is situated 12 miles east or downriver from El Paso.
Freeway Route: Ysleta Mission is accessible from Interstate I-10 East or I-10 West. Take the Zaragosa Exit No. 32) and continue west on Zaragosa Road for 4 ˝ miles to the intersection with Alameda Road. Cross Alameda and turn left into the mission and parking lot.
César Chávez Border Highway Route: An alternate route to the Ysleta Mission is through downtown El Paso - continue south on Santa Fe Street (near the El Paso Convention Centert), which enters the César Chávez Border Highway (also known as Loop 375 and the Don Juan de Ońate Trail). Take the Zaragosa Road Exit (south) and be sure to turn left at the light onto Zaragosa (avoid right turn which leads to the Zaragosa International Bridge and into Mexico). Proceed north along Zaragosa Road (Mt. Carmel Cemetery on the right) and cross the intersection (Socorro Road). Turn right into the Ysleta Mission parking lot.
Transportation & Tours: Ysleta Mission is also accessible by Sun Metro Buses from the downtown El Paso (Route # 84 to Ysleta. Be sure to consult with Sun Metro regarding schedules and routes; phone number is 915/533-1202). Special group tours can be arranged by the El Paso-Juarez Trolley Company, which is located at the Civic Center (Santa Fe and Main, 915/544-0062) in El Paso. See Links and more for travel tips and touring resources.