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Franklin Mountains State Park

1331 McKelligon Canyon Road, El Paso, TX 79930
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Ranked #4 of 45 attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Morehead City, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Easy drive from El Paso with great views in every direction. Pick a trail and go. Take time to look closely at the plants and enjoy the view near and far. Careful with your pets so they don't unintentionally step on something prickly. My attached photographs show some plants up close...have a look.

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

With the fee to walk the trails they could get someone to clean the bathrooms. The worst I have ever seen. You would be better off ___ing on a cactus.

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Lockport, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

While visiting friends in El Paso, we went hiking here. There were many trails for different levels of intensity. We had a great hike and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Would definitely return.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Hiking protected from winds. Trails well maintained. Beautiful. High desert plants and flowers. All a delight to see. Hike is pretty easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Beautiful sunset view, windy and cold..but worth it! The construction is bad too right now, but should be pretty nice when completed.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Is a set of mountains. I took Dog for a walk, and we like it . The big problem are the Thorns!! They are every where!!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The whole area is neat to visit and drive through and across. The park itself offers a neat place to hike and see nature up close.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Actually Looked forward to hiking the park but then realized it was divided into three little sections. The section off of Loop 375 doesn't even have a visitor's center. Limited trails with limited views, pass on this park

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Bellwood, Pennsylvania
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Franklins mountain starts at El Paso and cover about twenty five miles to the north. The lost Padre mine is located in this area, now a State Park. Look for a mountain top exactly at sunrise. At the break in the wall of blue mountains, McKelligan Canyon, is a beautiful view with Sugarloaf Mountain top at sunrise. A marking... More

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Went up to the highest point in the county via the Tom Mays section of the Franklin Mountains state park. Well maintained parking area and picnic spots. The trail was a bit rocky the first mile but not quite as bad after that. The view from the top was great.

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