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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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Go For A Hike!!!

Wana escape the stress of city life and stay within the city?!?! Then head over to Franklin Mountain State Park and pick any one of their many trails that will transport you back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wana escape the stress of city life and stay within the city?!?! Then head over to Franklin Mountain State Park and pick any one of their many trails that will transport you back in time to a western movie or just give you some fresh mountain air. I recommend the North Franklin Mountain hike. 4.5-6 hours round trip with epic... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So many trails. We kept close to the visitor area and hunted around looking at the scenery. This is the side of the mountain area you can see from the Wyler Tram, all this trails run up and through here. It was simply to hot to venture too far though, might want to consider taking hike during the earlier hours.... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am told that this is the largest urban park right in the middle of El Paso. So glad in the 70's (I think??) this huge mountain was protected and now is a State park. Otherwise, we would have houses all up the mountain. As it is, houses can go right to the base of where the park starts. In... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you live in El Paso or just stop by for a few days, this is a place to go to. Being immersed in the Mountain's scenery and majesty takes you forget that you are in the city. There are plenty of bike and hike trails, all with very good signage to avoid getting lost. You will also find picnic... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Was neat to climb up the mountains and experience thermoclines in person. Bring water. Watch for snakes. Twice I had the pleasure of seeing soldier platoons working out at well. The eye candy just made it better!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You can take good photos there, also when sun goes down its very nice. Everyone should see when they came el paso, it has very good scene ! :D

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

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

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

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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San Francisco
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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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