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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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Excellent place to go for an easy hike

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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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 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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Vincennes
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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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Mebane, North Carolina
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This park was very nice, the self guided tour wasn't all that great due to the small area we were permitted to. If I was to recommend this place to anyone I would suggest to make reservations for a guided tour to see 3x as much of the area. Overall it was a great visit.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Go to the top, take pictures, if you have more time you will love a hike. Carry water there are no services at the top. There are bathrooms. It is a must do if you have the time

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Richfield, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Took the drive around the park and talked with the ranger for a bit, he gave us some history of the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You get to see Juarez and El Paso in a pretty amazing view. Go watch the sunset, it's pretty remarkable.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Drove in one day out of curiosity, Rangers were extremely nice, courteous, and very knowledgeable!! They let me take a free drivig tour of the park and explained all of the amenities such as parking, camping, picnic and bathroom areas, hiking trails and a mining trail tour to old mines used years ago!! There was still snow on the mountain... More 

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