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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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Just a small mountin.

No big attraction. The Grand Canyon it isn't. The people in El Paso don't have a lot to brag... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pancho P
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El Paso, Texas
Tom Mays Unit

The Tom Mays Unit is the one to go to. It has the trails and the sights that you want to see. Be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Logistics
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Denville, NJ
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cave trail” (6 reviews)
“ridge line” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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+1 915-566-6441
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"franklin mountains"
in 33 reviews
"cave trail"
in 6 reviews
"ridge line"
in 4 reviews
"nice hiking"
in 4 reviews
"loose gravel"
in 4 reviews
"bring water"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 13 reviews
"city limits"
in 6 reviews
"great workout"
in 4 reviews
"desert landscape"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 8 reviews
"short hike"
in 5 reviews
"west side"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"fort bliss"
in 5 reviews
"nice view"
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"new mexico"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No big attraction. The Grand Canyon it isn't. The people in El Paso don't have a lot to brag about so they try to make a big deal out of the little that they have. Not worth the trip. It's just a desert with rocks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tom Mays Unit is the one to go to. It has the trails and the sights that you want to see. Be prepared to hike here. There are few amenities. You are one with nathure to an extent. The nature trail in an interesting...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Need to get a little exercise and want some amazingly impressive and expansive views of our region? THIS is the place. Whether you are a novice (Aztec Cave), intermediate (Tin Mines), or seasoned hiker (North Franklin Peak to the Cottonwood Springs), there is something for...More

1  Thank Pedro I C
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a chance to visit the Tom Mays Park in the Franklin Mountains this weekend with the 413 Wolf pack and was pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful area to hike, picnic, and spend the night. Provides parking, picnic tables, grills, and restrooms. Lived here...More

Thank Isaac G
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Beautiful mountain, down the middle of El Paso. Great views, beautiful mountain and on the east slopes the "Poppies" are in bloom. On a clear day the views are breath taking.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

A must see in El Paso. Whether you are an outdoor person or not, beautiful scenery is waiting for you. There are bicycle tracks, hiking trails, jogging trails and can enjoy a picnic while talking in the fantastic views. Would not believe the amazing and...More

Thank cubie2017
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Touring the El Paso area. Going up Trans mountain thru Franklin State Park is a view to see. You can park and picnic to relax and enjoy the view and sunsets in the evenings.

Thank Ray C
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Did some hiking in this State Park. The time was marvelous. Quiet, refreshing; a real nice time to hike up the mountain and back doen.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

The hike from the parking lot to the caves is less than a mile. The caves are visible from the parking lot. It says kid friendly but it’s a strenuous hike that got from flat to uphill quickly. It’s especially tough right at the entrance...More

Thank James m
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

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
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Arturo C
October 22, 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
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dranz
April 19, 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
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Ashli D
August 1, 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.
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