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Franklin Mountains State Park

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HIdden gem in El Paso

Lived in town for over 26 years and never experienced the beauty of the Franklin Mountains. Took... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cedar Park, Texas
great hiking - beautiful scenery

every time we go to the Franklin mountains I have had the opportunity to see an onslaught of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
El Paso, Texas
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“cave trail”(7 reviews)
“great hiking”(14 reviews)
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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 October 2018

If you need to drain your brain and re energize yourself get out and visit our beautiful and majestic Franklin Mountains. Our mountains offer from the most experienced to the novice a great day of hiking so get out there and hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This Mountains are great to walk the trails in west El Paso....meanwhile you walk.....the scenic view of the city is awesome

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank joseLuis_a_d
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

There is a $5/person charge that is on the honor system. There is a kiosk but never anyone in it. They have an envelope that you put your money in and then drop in the box. You keep a portion of the envelope to show...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank robertsI7109RD
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This state park has a nice array of trails for hiking and biking, covering a huge area. Several overlooks where you can see the city below. Entrance fee to get out and do anything is $5. If you’re looking for a quick scenic drive or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Hiked the Lazy Cow and Mad Cow trails on the east side yesterday. Moderate walk through some nice vegetation, cacti and great views of the Franklin Mountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sabimax
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Franklin Mountains State Park this past weekend. Such a beautiful place if you are a nature lover. We saw cactus in bloom and many hummingbirds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Arturo I
22 October 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
19 April 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
1 August 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.