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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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Beautiful scenery

I had no idea El Paso had such beautiful scenery. Must see for every visitor: views of the city and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Williamson, New York
Hiked the mammoth trail

Very Beautiful area to go up to. The trail can get confusing and easy to loose. I somehow lost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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
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
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

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This park has a little bit of everything as far as trails and views are concerned. I was pleasantly surprised how large it was and how much there was to see. I took so many photos I don't know what to do with them all....More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Franklin mountain state park offers tremendous sunset views looking west over the mile high elevation. The desert southwest reflects off of an incredible view spectacular cannot be replicated anywhere else in the Southwest. Go forth and enjoy!

Thank Kevin H
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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
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.