History of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Travel Down the Mission Trail
Enduring Mission Legacy  
Spiritual Heritage  
Ysleta Mission
Socorro Mission  
San Elizario Presidial Chapel  
Our Lady of Guadalupe  
San Lorenzo Mission  
Senecú Mission  
Scholars' Bookshelf
Missions Bibliography
Ysleta Bibliography
Roster of El Paso Area Tribal Leaders
Native American Water Use Chronology
Tigua Military History
Early Accounts & Bibliography
Tigua Participation at Texas State Fair
Travel Links & More
Ysleta Land Grant Chronology
Acknowledgments / Resources
Ysleta Mission

Ysleta Mission
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.