The hike trail is quite challenging, so be prepared with a good hiking shoes and drinking water. We did not bring a good pair, so had to give up in the middle, it is beautiful and serene.
We have gone to the park three times this year and we have had a great time. We have a 7 and a 3 year old and they enjoy an easy hike. We saw stick insects and horny toads and had a lot of fun looking for critters.
hike, be in condition, or you can sit and watch other people disappear among the rocks. Difficult climbs, surprising areas, with views of the desert past the borders, and further into Texas. Take pictures as it doesn't seem possible these rock faces exist there. A way out of town, takes time.
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... More
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... More
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.
Driving up to the Franklin Mountains, you get absorbed by the majestic view! Lots of scenic stops along the way for you to enjoy a bird's-eye look at El Paso. I visited this state park during the "Chihuahan Desert Fiesta" event; which is held annually. During this trip, we got to learn about the wildlife that lives in the desert... More
If you can schedule a visit to Franklin Mountain SP on the day of the Chihuahuan Desert Festival you won't be sorry. From Incan dancers to the El Paso zoo's critters the park is a happening place during the desert festival and it just minutes from downtown El Paso and Fort Bliss. Great hiking, caves to explore, and an incredible... More
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