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“Lots of hiking trails”

Franklin Mountains State Park
Ranked #3 of 97 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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are in El Paso for an extended stay, I recommend visiting this park. If you like hiking there are many hiking trails. There are also designated places to go rock climbing and a cable car to take you to the top of the mountain for those who do not want to walk. I hiked the Ron Coleman Trail several times. If you do this trail ensure your review the trail map and take a GPS, there are places where the trail is not marked very well.

Thank Lewis P
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Some trails aren't marked very well. I would recommend hiking to the top and taking the tram down. Overall it's a nice place to hike and take the dog.

Thank Yvonnelaf
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I usually make this a stop at least once a year when in El Paso just for the fantastic view. One can see for miles. Simply a great location and breathtaking views.

1  Thank Stan K
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's a little confusing because the official address of the park (1331 McKelling Canyon Rd) is a manned ranger station and gift shop, only includes one trail. The Rangers there are very helpful in pointing you to the main portion of the park and helping you plan your visit. The main portion of the park, so to speak is called "Tom Mays Unit". This park of the park does not have a maned ranger station, so a cash or check is needed to pay the $5 entrance fee. This part of the park has an official rock climbing area as well as numerous hiking trails and gorgeous views of the Franklin mountains! The vegetation is mostly that of the Chihuahuan desert, but the cliffs are a beautiful, pink granite. It wasn't well visited (in September) when I went, so I had the entire place to myself. Talk about peace and tranquility!

Thank Angela R
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

These mountains are just breathtaking and there is just so much geology in them Its amazing what you can find in these rocks. It is such a calm and serene park. I think more people should go check it out.

Thank DeanWinchester32
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