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Franklin Mountains State Park

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Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37...

America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.

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Great views

They have some great views and enjoyed the theater there. Some nice picnic spots and hiking/walking trails as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have some great views and enjoyed the theater there. Some nice picnic spots and hiking/walking trails as well.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to this state park often to do some hiking, bird watching and just enjoy the scenery.This park has many scenic and also challenging trails.

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Bismarck, ND, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting El Paso during the Christmas holidays and took in many trails at the FMSP. The mountain biking trails are challenging and rocky as well as the hiking trails. Went up to the Aztec Caves which has beautiful views once at the cave. Great family fun. Most of the mountain biking trails I enjoyed were on the northeast side... More 

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Morton, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never knew El Paso had mountains. Very beautiful, mountains in a desert landscape. I was thoroughly impressed with the beauty that El Paso has to offer in an otherwise dull desert landscape.

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Thank Carol M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A picture is worth a 1000 words but since I still need 100 minimum let me just say this: Go. Soon. Today even. The view from Upper Sunset trail will satisfy any mythic Texas fantasy. The Aztec Cave Trail was also a pleasure. Not feeling ambitious? Then just Take.The.Nature.Walk. Listen to the birds. Track an eagle. Watch a grasshopper hop.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We took the Aztec Caves trail to the caves, which was amazing. The trail was tough but our children were able to complete it. There is a rapid rise in elevation which may affect people but we took breaks to help. The whole hike is very scenic. There is camping, picnic, and RV spots available for use and there are... More 

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Rocky Mountains that have challenging hiking trails. The reward, however, is a panoramic view of both East and West El Paso. Be careful and enjoy the crisp, clean air and gorgeous scenery.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you can visit the place when it snows, you love the scenery. However, be aware that depending how much or bad the weather gets, they may close the road up to the park. Whenever, you do visit and plan to hike, stay on the main hiking trails. Its common to hear of someone getting lost or hurt because they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Love to always drive over the mountains from Central El Paso to the Westside. You really take El Pasos beauty for granted when you live there, but once you come back and visit you realize the beauty. This place is where you can see all side of the beautiful city. Day or night, this is a must see.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

There are a couple of nice rest areas to stop and see views of West and East El Paso. There are also areas to park and hike into the Franklin Mts. Just bring water and get back before sunset. Many a hiker gets lost in the dark and it can be dangerous

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