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“Beautiful views”

Franklin Mountains State Park
Ranked #4 of 90 things to do in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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177 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The views at night are gorgeous The city lights up and it's very peaceful The drive is very quiet but some narrow turns

Visited December 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Hiked up to the caves!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Spent a wonderful morning with the family hiking up to the caves. Once you get to the caves, not much there, but it's still cool. The Ranger said the trail was a moderate trail, but towards the entrance of the caves you may find yourself using your hands as much as your feet to get the job done. Bring your own water and snacks as the park does not provide any food or water. You'll pay about $10 to get in as it's a state park. Great views and several trails to choose from.

Visited May 2013
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“Great walks and hikes. Take water and enjoy”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Easy to forget the time. "Challenging walks but be careful with your steps cause people twist ankles every week." Amazing view up on top of mountain. Amazing, relaxing and peacefull

Visited February 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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“El Paso's best kept secret”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We love day hikes, but always thought we had to go out of town to hike. We discovered Franklin Mountains State Park through Girl Scouts- and were blown away. I had no idea El Paso had so many and varied trails. Many are fine for novice hikers and family hikes, and others are for more intermediate to advanced hikers. We found lots of trail reviews online and were able to plan the our outings accordingly. Park Rangers offer guided hikes on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays and if you call ahead you can make special arrangements for groups. They also have fun "moonlight hikes" around Halloween. Highly recommend taking advantage of the beautiful Franklin Mountain State Park.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Teresa
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“day hike”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

had a great time hiking from the mckelligan canyon side. will again we will need to start earlier. we even took a 5 month old puppie who was brought down in a backpack because whe was tired, we had 3 who had not gone hiking before. they loved it.

Visited May 2013
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