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Franklin Mountains State Park

1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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First Visit

My daughter and son-in-law from Ohio came to visit me and took a drive over the Transmountain Road... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert D
El Paso, Texas
Nice hike !

I was in El Paso for a day and wanted to cover few attractions. Franklin state park is worth the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and son-in-law from Ohio came to visit me and took a drive over the Transmountain Road and decided to visit the Park. They thought it was really nice, so I decided to drive over for a visit and was pleasantly surprised at how...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was in El Paso for a day and wanted to cover few attractions. Franklin state park is worth the visit. I hiked up to cave. Enjoyed it. Hike is good for youth and adults and not recommended for kids under 12 since there are...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Had a day off and took a road trip, this was one of our stops. Absolutely beautiful. The tram ride is worth the view.

Thank leona o
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Did the Aztec Trail in the afternoon with young kids from 2 to 12. Also had one adult in flip flops. The Trail ends at a few caves which was nice for the kids. All of us made it to caves and walked back slowly....More

Thank JRxTWO
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit.. lots of trails to explore. Take plenty of water and snacks. Nothing on the trails so be prepared for the elements . Take a camera if you don't you will regret it.

2  Thank golfgil3
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I visited the Franklin Mountains state park on McKelligon Canyon Road on a Sunday afternoon in late June. It was a nice park with many covered picnic tables. The visitor center was closed. There is one difficult main trail that goes over...More

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The diversity on these trails surprised me. There are a lot of ravines and steep rocky bits and some parts that are navigated with the help of chain ropes place along the path. Lots to explore here including caves and incredible views

1  Thank Kory C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Like always, nice view of the nature while riding my mountain bike. Don't forget to bring water and a snack and take a break about every hour.

Thank Q8779WKricardol
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It's always nice to take transmountain from NE to west side of town. Break taking views, several rest stops. A must Drive!

Thank bacm
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Franklin Mountains State Park should be the envy of every large city. To have a such a huge and diverse park literally in El Paso's back yard is a blessing. True, it's a desert. It's hot, dry, and can be dangerous. But, even in the...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
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19 April 2017|
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Response from Renee H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this question! The best views of the poppies (although probably not in season now) would be on the northeast side of the mountain right off Transmountain Rd where it meets US 54 in the northeast side of... More
Ashli D
1 August 2016|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Hike in early morning. Mid day can be at or near 100. Also watch weather for thunderstorms.