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Franklin Mountains State Park

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Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37...

America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.

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Franklin Mountains Splendour

Close and easy getaway from city into the natural splendour of the Franklin Mountains, affording expansive vistas over the city and to the East and Hueco Tanks landscape. Trails... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Close and easy getaway from city into the natural splendour of the Franklin Mountains, affording expansive vistas over the city and to the East and Hueco Tanks landscape. Trails can be rocky and rugged, so good footwear is required, but worth a visit, even if hiking is not the aim.

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Thank provencherjim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a tough hike, Franklin Mountains have some good ones. There are many places to start from, it can be difficult choosing a trail or place to start from. It's also difficult to find all the routes as I seem to only find the Tom Mays Unit on their website. It's rocky in parts and if you're going... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for hiking. We highly recommend to enter the park from the west side, in the Tom Mays Unit. On the recommendation of the Park Ranger, we did the trail "Mundy's Gap" and returned by the "Agave loop" - about 2h30 of amazing views and wonderful wilderness. You need good shoes and good ankles, as the trail is... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a nice walk or bike ride. Wonderful desert area right in the city. Has BBQ grills too for a picnic. Went to a wedding here and it was a great venue for it. The view from the top is wonderful.

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Thank Penny B
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin Mountains State Park is a large state park in the mountains surrounding El Paso. The easy / moderate trails are accessed through the Tom Mays Unit, which is not where a navigator will take you if you enter "Franklin Mountains State Park." The trails at the main park entrance (off McKelligon) are more technically challenging, including sections that have... More 

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Saucier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The views are gorgeous. There are a few places to pull off to get pictures. There is even a place with a few picnic tables to enjoy your view while having a bite to eat. (There are times when there is a LOT of traffic so bring some patience!) The view, in my opinion is just as beautiful at night.

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Thank Djpeterman
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have hiked to the caves and the springs, great walk, need boots, great views.n I have hiked to the top of the mountain. be prorated to work the last stretch.

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Thank rwutexan
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Franklins are TX's largest mountain chain and are the southern end of the Rockies. Located in the high Chihuahuan desert, the mountains are rugged and dry. The park offers a number of trails and indicates their difficulty. BELIEVE THEM! The city has rescues every week during good weather, and you don't want to be one of them. Take plenty... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Despite not being the outdoorsy type, I found plenty to enjoy at Franklin Mountains State Park. There are shelters in the parking area where non-adventurous sorts (like me) can sit and enjoy the beautiful views. There are also short walks that remain within sight of your car but still provide interesting flora and fauna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent mountain biking and hiking trails!! Have been going there for the last 13 years. 5 minutes drive.

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