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Franklin Mountains State Park

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Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
Phone Number: +1 915-566-6441
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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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Where mountain meets sky

A picture is worth a 1000 words but since I still need 100 minimum let me just say this: Go. Soon. Today even. The view from Upper Sunset trail will satisfy any mythic Texas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A picture is worth a 1000 words but since I still need 100 minimum let me just say this: Go. Soon. Today even. The view from Upper Sunset trail will satisfy any mythic Texas fantasy. The Aztec Cave Trail was also a pleasure. Not feeling ambitious? Then just Take.The.Nature.Walk. Listen to the birds. Track an eagle. Watch a grasshopper hop.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Aztec Caves trail to the caves, which was amazing. The trail was tough but our children were able to complete it. There is a rapid rise in elevation which may affect people but we took breaks to help. The whole hike is very scenic. There is camping, picnic, and RV spots available for use and there are... More 

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rocky Mountains that have challenging hiking trails. The reward, however, is a panoramic view of both East and West El Paso. Be careful and enjoy the crisp, clean air and gorgeous scenery.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can visit the place when it snows, you love the scenery. However, be aware that depending how much or bad the weather gets, they may close the road up to the park. Whenever, you do visit and plan to hike, stay on the main hiking trails. Its common to hear of someone getting lost or hurt because they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love to always drive over the mountains from Central El Paso to the Westside. You really take El Pasos beauty for granted when you live there, but once you come back and visit you realize the beauty. This place is where you can see all side of the beautiful city. Day or night, this is a must see.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a couple of nice rest areas to stop and see views of West and East El Paso. There are also areas to park and hike into the Franklin Mts. Just bring water and get back before sunset. Many a hiker gets lost in the dark and it can be dangerous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A very difficult walk up the mountain at McKelligon canyon (lots of loose rocks, scrambling and steep climbs) but WELL worth the view from the top!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We took this ride to get a look at the area my son had moved to. You get a great overview of the mountains, valleys, whole area.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We climbed 3/4 of the way to the top of Ron Coleman trail at midday on Sunday. Not too crowded. Everyone we met was friendly. But it's a hike on a rocky trail. Bring water and good shoes. Awesome views from the peaks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Mckelligon Canyon is a beautiful canyon in the Franklin Mountains in the Northeast side of El Paso. The trail here offers a short hike up to a beautiful little "cave" and sprawling views of the desert below. The hike to the cave look out location is only about a thirty minute hike and is an easy beginner hike. There are... More 

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