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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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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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Hiking

There are a lot of trails for hiking and mountain biking. I have hiked many of the trails. Mundy's Gap and The Mammoth are two hikes you should try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of trails for hiking and mountain biking. I have hiked many of the trails. Mundy's Gap and The Mammoth are two hikes you should try.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was some kinda hot, but we got some awesome landscape photos. If you love hiking you 'll love this

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Franklin Mountains are the most obvious land feature in El Paso. There are many ways to enjoy this wilderness. You can hike the many trails (one on the west side goes to the wreckage of an Air Force B-36 from 1953!), take the tramway or drive the 375 Transmountain Highway (there are trails up there and viewing stops. Bring... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Picnic areas available. Rough walking trails. Beautiful views. You may see some of the local wildlife, deer, coyotes and snakes.

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Thank lgerman
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The Franklin Mountains State Park is one of El Paso's treasures. While hardly hidden at the top of the mountain, it is sometimes overlooked! The FMSP is the largest park with city limits in the country. You can hike easy trails or take a challenging climb. The easiest access is from Transmountain going west, but it is also accessible from... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views, lots of trails to choose from for running and mountain biking. If your lucky you might also run across some good wildlife views. You can also see an old abandoned tin mine which is pretty neat. Great places for photography.

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Thank bayouturtle
El Paso, Texas
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This park is a gem! Mountain biking, hiking picnicking are all very good. The fairly recent addition of a bird blind with a feeding station and water drip is fantastic and a favorite of mine. The hike to Cottonwood Spring is well worth the effort. Mule deer, squirrels and lizards are seen regularly and the extremely lucky might glimpse a... More 

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Saucier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I had made a quick trip from Mississippi to see my son for Mother's Day before he deployed. While he was showing me around he suggested that we hike the mountain. We did, and it was beautiful! We could see for miles. (And was something I will never forget!)

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a really nice, small museum. They do a very good job of depicting the history of the El Paso area. Early settlers, geologic development and area growth are but a few of the interesting facts about the El Paso area. I was surprised and intrigued by the things I saw here. If you can find an hour or... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We visited in November and there were no people at the ranger stations, though random vehicles did appear to be checking parked vehicles once or twice. The drive up was quiet and pretty. We hiked the most difficult trail and made it as far as the first cave (are there more? we don't know) and before it became difficult. The... More 

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