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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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Aztec Caves Hike

Did my first hike of many more to come today at the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
luvmy32000
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San Antonio, Texas
Great place for sports !!

Franklin Mountains in El Paso TX is a Great place for outdoors persons. There are many hiking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alfonsop92
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El Paso, Texas
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did my first hike of many more to come today at the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park. Loved the Hike. It was short, just 1/2 mile up to the cave, but pretty steep towards the end. great views, and nice workout.

Thank luvmy32000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Franklin Mountains in El Paso TX is a Great place for outdoors persons. There are many hiking trails. Is a great place for mountain bikers, trails ranging from flat to technical descends and ascends. Wild life suck as deer, snakes, eagles, jackrabbits, tarantulas, etc...

Thank alfonsop92
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some nice trails here, perfect way to spend an afternoon. The trails can be strenuous, but the views are worth it.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park has a good choice of trails ranging from easy to fairly challenging. There are good facilities for picnics and family gatherings as well. The park has an interesting range of plants and animals to experience as well. Good choice for an outdoors activity!

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiking trails are not paved or planked. Wear good hiking shoes as the trails are rocky. The hike to the top took 2 hours and 2-1/2 down. Some places on the trail are slippery due to loose gravel and rocks. The first 30 minutes are...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a show celebrating 40 years of Viva El Paso shows held at the canyon. We learned so much .

Thank sonrisatx
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank in_voyager73
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
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dranz
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
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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.
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