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Too much to explore.

This park is big with lots of potential. Tons of trails to choose from and some things you may not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mountain biking

There are many hiking and mountain bike trails thru-out the Franklin mountains. While the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This park is big with lots of potential. Tons of trails to choose from and some things you may not expect. There is an old debris field from a bomber that wrecked on the south side of the mountain back in the 1950s. Its located...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TJOX92
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many hiking and mountain bike trails thru-out the Franklin mountains. While the mountains are not green, they have their own type of beauty. There is also an annual race called the puzzler that is a blast.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank barefoot0417
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent much of the morning into just after noon after finding the correct trailhead (Tom Mays unit, WESTSIDE off 375, NOT Mckelligan Canyon, NORTHEAST off Alabama!). Just as well that we missed the (10:00) start because I am “ageing out” and am incredibly slow;...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of parking areas each with plenty of spaces. Great views of two countries and three states. Mostly medium climbing ability needed, but challenging to go over the peaks

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprisingly great trail to hike, although pretty difficult at times. There are 4 sections of the trail where there are chains in order to help you climb up (you'll need to use both hands and feet). When I went, it was extremely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cold December afternoon and found the mountains much bigger than expected. If you go to hike or walk, be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing, the area is rugged.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Lived in town for over 26 years and never experienced the beauty of the Franklin Mountains. Took a group and explored the caves and had a wonderful time. Not too difficult and just wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 62Vetteman
Reviewed December 9, 2018

every time we go to the Franklin mountains I have had the opportunity to see an onslaught of wildlife. Usually there are families of deer and plenty of hares to go around. Typically, I go about an hour before sundown to see all of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Monica_Riehl
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Lots of trails and lots of scenic views. They have plenty of picnic areas with grills and an area for camping. I went in December so there wasn't a lot of people there and that was fine for me cause you got to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pktoi231
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Coming from the Scottish Highlands I very much appreciated the Franklin Mountains which overlook El Paso. Need to explore the park during my next stay.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alistair G
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Arturo I
October 21, 2017|
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Response from robertbP7325YF | 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
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
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.