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Had a recommendation to see this while in El Paso. It was well worth the $8 price tag. There was... read more

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Well if your in El Paso your used to the desert. However, this gives you a little better view of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso, TX
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a recommendation to see this while in El Paso. It was well worth the $8 price tag. There was quite a wait to actually get in the tram; we arrived at 12 on a Saturday so that was expected. Hearing the history from the...More

Thank bodiegirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well if your in El Paso your used to the desert. However, this gives you a little better view of what the surrounding area looks like. Great little weekend trip.

1  Thank MARC C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tram was fun. Our operator shared some interesting facts with us. I think it’s a bit pricy for what you get. It’s a short ride up and not a lot to see once you’re up there but worth a one-time trip up just to...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do when visiting the El Paso area. Nice ride with beautiful views and fun "facts" provided by the Park staff. Beautiful views once you reach the top - no rush or hurry. Stay as long as you want and then depart...More

1  Thank Longhorn_Frog
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t beat the $8 price to take a round trip up the mountain on a tram. The tram takes you up about 5100 feet above elevation and it’s quite a view! The tram does not have A/C so it was a little stuffy inside...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the tramway was not operating during my visit to El Paso; it's only open Friday through Sunday. I've taken the tram before and the views are spectacular during the ride and at the top. Only $8/person for a round-trip ride.

1  Thank Cris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice afternoon to see long distance. However im afraid of heights but the place was very nice. The tram is interesting but you need to call ahead even if the website says open. We tried before to go and the gate was...More

Thank tardis70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my brother came in from kentucy for the week. this was a great place to explore. next time I will attempt to hike like I have read about. too bad the gift shop was not ope. it was a real windy day on this day.

Thank paddies2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, especially for kids if you've never ridden a tram. Quick trip to the top where you can see Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.

Thank Andra H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can't beat the views from the top of the mountain. It is $8.00 well spent. From the top you can see El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces. Make sure you take your camera and get there early, the lines tend to get long later...More

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Oscar L
June 5, 2018|
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Response from kathyhI6656IV | Reviewed this property |
Noon to 7pm Friday and Saturday; ; 10am to 5pm Sundays. If it is windy, you cannot ride the tram to the top. Also, the gift shop is not always open...
Ed K
February 2, 2018|
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Response from justrun14 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking and it's a short walk to the ticket booth. There is also a trail that runs up the mountain from the parking lot if you are feeling ambitious.
Hadas L
December 30, 2017|
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Response from langhorn160 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty busy on a holiday weekend, but no problem on a regular, non-holiday weekend. But best to go early anytime.