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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I chose FMSP as part of my post college road trip around the southwestern United States. Upon arriving, I thought the mountains were beautiful, and the park had many pretty trails. The problem is that I planned on spending two nights there, and it doesn't appear to have any sort of authority figure nearby. I entered the park at about... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

i very much enjoy hiking in the Franklin mountains. It is an excellent place to hike with family and friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We were a little unprepared for the hike,so we only went part way up. It was still an amazing view. next time water and a snack are a must. Will do this again if trip time allows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I enjoyed the tram ride, hiking was great. I imagine the heat could get intense at times. Weather was great early February!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Great for hiking and exploring or just sitting and enjoying the peaceful views. A natural beauty that should be seen to be fully appreciated!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our group was not ready to hike and the ranger must have figured it out since he told us we looked suspicious. Searching for the Wyler Aerial Tramway we took a wrong turn and ended up on a mountain drive. Enjoyed the landscape and the pleasant ranger gave us more specific information to reach our original destination.

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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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