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Franklin Mountains State Park

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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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Unbelievable views, easy-to-drive road, with helpful park staff.

Reserve 2-4 hours to either hike the trails or take photos of the stunning terrain. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cris S
The Aztec is NOT Easy (in my opinion) Like Some Sites Claim

I am giving the Aztec trail 2 stars because I read on several sites before going out that it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lilmisstex713
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Houston, TX
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cave trail” (6 reviews)
“nice hiking” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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"franklin mountains"
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"cave trail"
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"nice hiking"
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"ridge line"
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"loose gravel"
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"bring water"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"great workout"
in 4 reviews
"city limits"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"desert landscape"
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"short hike"
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"west side"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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"new mexico"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Reserve 2-4 hours to either hike the trails or take photos of the stunning terrain. Be sure to visit the visitor center/building where a helpful park staff can answer your questions and provide hiking/trail maps.

Thank Cris S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am giving the Aztec trail 2 stars because I read on several sites before going out that it was easy and family friendly. There is nothing easy about this trail in my opinion. I guess if you are a special forces guy in great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A hike in the Franklin Mtns. can be a fun adventure for all levels of hikers. Whether it be in the southern Crazy Cat trails, the northern Tom Mayes State Park trails, (both on the west side of the mountains) or the northeast trails of...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was kind of secret spot in the past. Then it became popular among mountain bikers and hikers. But it was still okay. But when money convinced the people in charge that a part of this western slope could be turned into a housing area...More

Thank 4everTX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mountainous area for all things outdoors. Biking, hiking, and photography are popular with all ages. We go to the bird blind for pictures of native birds and,sometimes, wildlife. Picture a huge mountain range in the middle of a large city; that is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience! It was challenging and exciting at the same time. The view at top is well worth the climb. This was my first time doing anything adventurous like this and going down was a little scary but nothing you can’t handle...More

Thank jgo730
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over 100 miles of the trails suitable for hiking, trail running or biking. 5$ entry fee for each adult or an annual pass for around 70$. This is my favorite part of ElPaso and it's very convenient to NE ElPaso. I recommend the trailhead at...More

1  Thank Dustin R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views all around!! Husband and I lived there for a few years due to military. Definitely recommend a trip back. Great people and environment!

Thank Brooke B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place for a walk enjoying nature. Didn't have to pay, entrance shack closed and locked. Beautiful and morning temperature low so very comfortable to walk around

Thank ehubbard
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Great spot for a desert picnic. Great hiking, a couple of small caves too. Covered tables for eating. Paved road. Watch out for snakes and cactus!

Thank Seamule
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Arturo C
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
If you need an I-94 it would be at a checkpoint either at the bridge or one at 65 miles outside El Paso. I believe the park only asks for money $5 as they are not required to check for visas. They may ask if you have a park... More
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dranz
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Renee H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this question! The best views of the poppies (although probably not in season now) would be on the northeast side of the mountain right off Transmountain Rd where it meets US 54 in the northeast side of... More
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Ashli D
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Hike in early morning. Mid day can be at or near 100. Also watch weather for thunderstorms.
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