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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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Breathtaking

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Saucier, Mississippi
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Saucier, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Alexia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Paso is beautiful! Great Sunday drive, you could stop by and park to see the wonderful sights that God has given us. My family and I took some pictures, we did some hiking, and had some lunch. Back in the day it was called "The Hill" which was a great partying spot at one time. Jut had to throw... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is considered to be the largest urban park in the U.S. It's broken into several units and I really was unsure of which one to go to. So I chose the entry at McKelligon Canyon. There's a picnic area near the visitor center and then a long rocky and boken gravel trail that goes over the mountain to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trails and lots of views. Very rocky but not too steep or dangerous. Friendly hikers and not too crowded. Hey, where else can you find mountains ( hills in most places) in Tejas!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climb a mountain, but bring plenty of water! Depending on your own personal athletic level, you can just about do it all in this park. There are trails for every level. Amazing views when you finish each trail. You will have a real sense of accomplishment. Just don't forget your water and don't overestimate your abilities. There are too many... More 

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great hiking trails coupled with great weather almost year round. Please stick to the trails as it is easy to get lost if you don't.

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