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Franklin Mountains State Park

1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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Beauty

Did some hiking in this State Park. The time was marvelous. Quiet, refreshing; a real nice time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul B
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Aztec Cave Trail

The hike from the parking lot to the caves is less than a mile. The caves are visible from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James m
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Amherst, New York
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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” (5 reviews)
“loose gravel” (4 reviews)
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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"franklin mountains"
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"great hiking trails"
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"bring water"
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"city limits"
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"great workout"
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"hiking boots"
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"desert landscape"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"west side"
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"short hike"
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Reviewed yesterday

Did some hiking in this State Park. The time was marvelous. Quiet, refreshing; a real nice time to hike up the mountain and back doen.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The hike from the parking lot to the caves is less than a mile. The caves are visible from the parking lot. It says kid friendly but it’s a strenuous hike that got from flat to uphill quickly. It’s especially tough right at the entrance...More

Thank James m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea El Paso had such beautiful scenery. Must see for every visitor: views of the city and Mexico were amazing. This is something you can drive through quickly or stop and do a little hiking and sightseeing along the way

Thank ccmccarty58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Beautiful area to go up to. The trail can get confusing and easy to loose. I somehow lost the trail early on and followed several groups of people. We ended up scaling the mountain to get to the top and realizing we didn't take...More

Thank saltlife3122
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the Ron Coleman with a group led by Park Ranger and we guess volunteers. SUPER GREAT TRIP ! Rugged mountain trail with some climbing. Exhilarating and a feeling of accomplishment

Thank ScottAaron
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise to see this much open space devoted to the outdoors. It is the largest urban park in the US and is full of great hiking trails. My favorite was a short but steep climb to the Aztec Caves. It was a...More

Thank ihavetwins
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great weekend hike! Awesome views of El Paso!! Great workout, about a medium in level of hiking. Great mountains to train on!

Thank Lorie H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best hiking trail, with spectacular views, and all within the city limits! If I lived in El Paso, I’d hike these trails every weekend!

Thank Seyfang
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ride here regularly- over 100 miles of trails, and most of them are great for mountain biking. A real retreat within the city. Beautiful as you get into the mountains with really neat desert flora. I’ve ran into herds of mule deer on multiple...More

Thank jhatch87
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We drove up and parked as close to the trailhead as possible. We hiked for about 30 mins and reached the first cave. This was not so challenging. We went past the cave and up a bit more but the trail was not as easy,...More

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Arturo C
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
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dranz
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
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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.
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