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Franklin Mountains State Park

Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Road, El Paso, TX 79930
Phone Number: 915-566-6441
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.

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Dallas, Texas
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188 reviews 188 reviews
96 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great hike, slightly over 1 mile up a rocky path to a small cave (really a hole in the rocks) on a cold day in December. We were well dressed with hiking boots and winter clothing so it was a blast. Beautiful views looking up and down the canyon. We did pass a few people coming and... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There is a very short drive into the Mountains with some scenery. However after the short drive you have to hike in order to see the rest of what beauty the mountains hold. If you really like hiking and are in good to excellent shape maybe this park is for you.

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El Paso, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Recently moved to El Paso and am an avid hiker. My husband, son and I headed out a bit late on a Sunday in October to check out Franklin Mountains State Park, Tom Mays Unit off the Trans Mountain Highway. Upon reaching the entrance kiosk we discovered we only had two hours before closing so chose the Agave Caves trail,... More 

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Austin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

For a break from the city, can't do better than taking the Woodrow Bean through the Franklin Mountains. Scenic vistas!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There were empty beer can and alcohol bottles everywhere. Broken glass, bottle tops, etc. it was pretty sad.

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El Paso, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I started on the west side went to the top and trail it back to the west side. Some like to cross and go west to east or east to west. If you do it in the summer take plenty of water for 2 hours or so. Part of the trail has a lot of sharp rock so don't wear... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I normally set out for day hikes at a reasonable time so that I will be back at my vehicle before it gets dark. Sometimes that is impossible to do. There will be times when you find yourself still far away from comfort and night rapidly is falling. For whatever reason, this happens to many hikers despite research, trip planning... More 

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Oxford, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was sitting atop an overview in my car as a thunderstorm was coming thru. I saw every bolt of that powerful storm hit the valley floor. Amazing!! I watched the entire storm roll across and stayed even after it was long gone. El Paso has some of the most beautiful land and all you have to do is drive... More 

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Bat Yam, Israel
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Went there with my wife in July 2014 My wife quit it in the early going since she isn't into hiking, so I continued alone. It was just amazing! The views you get once hiking are priceless! I saw a bit of wildlife, didn't get to see an rattlesnake (I wanted to, but on the other hand - really?!?) Took... More 

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Harker Heights
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Hiked trail in Tom Mays unit to Aztec Caves. Parked car at trailhead. Trail is basically up to cave and down on return hike. About 1.7 mile round trip. Approach to cave is fairly steep, just take your time. Trail is very rocky in place, watch your footing. The cave is basically two large lava holes cut into side of... More 

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