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Franklin Mountains State Park

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Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Road, El Paso, TX 79930
Phone Number: 915-566-6441
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Activities: Mountain biking
Description: 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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Hike for the day in the SW

Ok this is not for the unwilling and it's at 5000 feet, but if you like to see the views of Mexico and have a great hike come see it here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ok this is not for the unwilling and it's at 5000 feet, but if you like to see the views of Mexico and have a great hike come see it here.

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El Paso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to take an early morning stroll, but watch out for the Army folks doing PT up there! Be careful where you park too. The business owners at the bottom of the hill will have your car towed if you park by their businesses.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great state park. Excellent views and trails. There many different trails you can hike and see the varied flora and fauna. Excellent views of the desert and El Paso.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm writing to alert folks about our experience yesterday at this Park. We made a reservation by phone for that night. Because we were going to be arriving around 7pm, the lady in the office gave us instructions and a code for the gate. I said it back to her and she confirmed it. We got there at 7pm and... More 

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Candler, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took my family out through Loop 375 towards Trans mountain Road. It is not as long of a drive as it may seem, but it is worth it. There are several areas to stop and enjoy the scenery. You can see Fort Bliss and on the other side you get to see Upper Valley in El Paso and New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We been there in several occasions. We hiked all the way to the elephant view. The hike I believe is moderate but worth it. Don't for get is the desert so take plenty of water and at least a trail mix. My teens loved it. In another occasion we walked inside a cave by the main Franklin Mnts entrance. Worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place offers challenging hikes and spectacular views. Great place to take the kids and have a picnic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Walked on the south side only, overlooking El Paso. It was hot at 95F. There was no shade, no interesting trees just rocky trails, scrubby bushes and rocks. The views were of the suburbs of El Paso and the Mexican hillsides some miles away. Not interesting!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Trails are pretty rustic and lots of loose rock but there is a nice view of El Paso at the top. It was actually cooler at the top than down in the valley.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is a place to visit in the early morning just not during the heat of the El Paso sun bring plenty of water and ice and most of all SUN TANNING LOTION the heat will wear you out.

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Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Road, El Paso, TX 79930
Phone Number: 915-566-6441
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso

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