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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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A Mountain in the City

Not every city has its own mountain but El Paso Texas is lucky. The park had a variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadine H
via mobile
Beautiful views

Beautiful views of mountains and great hiking trials. May be challenging but worth every picture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samantha J
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Not every city has its own mountain but El Paso Texas is lucky. The park had a variety of activities. We went on a Sunday. Families were walking the hills, folks walking dogs, bicyclists riding up the mountain. We will go back to enjoy more...More

Thank Nadine H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views of mountains and great hiking trials. May be challenging but worth every picture. $5 self pay fee for trail.

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Franklin Mountains a few times when I wanted to get away from the city. There are some fairly easy hikes, and some tougher ones if you prefer. I went solo a few times and brought a friend other times. Just make sure...More

Thank Madison G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Being an avid trail runner I eagerly researched good routes to run. In this park there are a lot. I selected the Ranger Peak Loop and it didn't disappoint. Spectacular views and some great climbs. Not for the faint of heart.

Thank Shawn W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I wouldn't recommend hiking here as the paths are very rocky and there was a very real danger of spraining an ankle. I wish they would clear the paths to make it easier to walk.

Thank GypsyTexas
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My son took me to a small trail to climb up a big mountain. It started with the fee for using the trail of $5 per Person. you just leave that in an envelope in a box. Coming from the East Coast vegetation here is...More

Thank Mausi69
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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...

1  Thank alfonsop92
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 9 October 2017

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
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Arturo C
22 October 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
If you need an I-94 it would be at a checkpoint either at the bridge or one at 65 miles outside El Paso. I believe the park only asks for money $5 as they are not required to check for visas. They may ask if you have a park... More
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.