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Franklin Mountains State Park

1331 McKelligon Canyon Road, El Paso, TX 79930
915-566-6441
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Ranked #5 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Stayed in El Paso a few weeks and wanted to get out and do something on a long weekend, found this park and went to do some trail hiking. This place was nice, plenty of small villas for family picnics, the park was clean, and the trails we nice. If you are in town and want to go and to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to hike over the mountains, there are trails to follow. Just be prepared with snacks and water. I would also have a ride on the other side if you are not prepared to climb back over the mountain. I took my seven year old daughter to the top of the mountain with me and then back down... More

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Hambergen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I did some of the trails at Franklin Mountain State Park, but I highly recommend the trail to North Franklin Mountain (summit at 7192 ft). Starting at Tom Mays Unit the trail winds up through the mountains with breath-taking views into the Rio Grande Valley and later to the eastside of El Paso. You have to cover a distance of... More

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My brother and I took his daughters along with my son . My nieces were thrilled to see the lizards and desert scenery as we walked into the museum. Educational for children to see the exhibits of how life was for families to survive. Small museum, just enough to keep the attention of children. Beautiful view of the a Franklin... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Was in El Paso with friends mid July 2014. Myself and a friend decided to climb the north summit. It was hot out but as we made our assent the air was fresh and breezy so we didn't feel the heat so much. The area is covered in loose rocks so even though the mountain is not that tall, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We my wife and iwere bored in our house so we just got a small bluetooth speaker, and made some sandwiches. Went to the canyon and spent all the afternoon in one of the little shelters admiring the scene. Good place to spend sometime.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good hike. Hot hot hot. Bring water. Can see forever from the top. Good for families. Informative docents.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While not as beautiful as the Smokies, this was an amazing experience will staying in El Paso. Some of the trails are not as clear cut as I would have liked, but it led to a lot of exploration. Beautiful views and great locations.

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San Carlos, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was in El Paso on business and stayed over on the weekend. I took a Saturday hike from the first trailhead I found heading West to East on the Transmountain Rd. at Smuggler's Gap. Somehow I missed a trail sign as I was watching out for snakes on the trail and ended up going straight up the gap. Even... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Franklin Mountains State Park is one of the most beautiful places in the border area of Texas and New Mexico. The highest peak of the Pre- Cambrian rocks is the North Franklin Mt at over 7000 feet. Beside a mountain chain a surface of about 60 mi.², strewn with boulders, makes it impossible to discover the whole park in... More

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