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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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my visit to Franklin Mountains

Want some great views of the El Paso area, then take a drive up over the highway that cuts up over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikejordan1947
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Greenville, North Carolina
Great hiking, biking, and rock climbing

Paso del Norte The Franklin Mountains overlook the Rio Grande and are the northern parts of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry B
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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%
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“cave trail” (7 reviews)
“nice hiking” (5 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"
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"cave trail"
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"nice hiking"
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"ridge line"
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"loose gravel"
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"bring water"
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"hiking shoes"
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"city limits"
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"great workout"
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"desert landscape"
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"short hike"
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"west side"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"entrance fee"
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"rock climbing"
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"nice view"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Want some great views of the El Paso area, then take a drive up over the highway that cuts up over the Franklin Mountains. My first drive was in April, 2015, was a misty wet day that had the clouds hanging really low on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paso del Norte The Franklin Mountains overlook the Rio Grande and are the northern parts of the Pass of the North, leading from Mexico into what is now the United States. It was only 89F when I visited. Bring plenty of water with you.

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reserve 2-4 hours to either hike the trails or take photos of the stunning terrain. Be sure to visit the visitor center/building where a helpful park staff can answer your questions and provide hiking/trail maps.

Thank Cris S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am giving the Aztec trail 2 stars because I read on several sites before going out that it was easy and family friendly. There is nothing easy about this trail in my opinion. I guess if you are a special forces guy in great...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A hike in the Franklin Mtns. can be a fun adventure for all levels of hikers. Whether it be in the southern Crazy Cat trails, the northern Tom Mayes State Park trails, (both on the west side of the mountains) or the northeast trails of...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This was kind of secret spot in the past. Then it became popular among mountain bikers and hikers. But it was still okay. But when money convinced the people in charge that a part of this western slope could be turned into a housing area...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a mountainous area for all things outdoors. Biking, hiking, and photography are popular with all ages. We go to the bird blind for pictures of native birds and,sometimes, wildlife. Picture a huge mountain range in the middle of a large city; that is...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience! It was challenging and exciting at the same time. The view at top is well worth the climb. This was my first time doing anything adventurous like this and going down was a little scary but nothing you can’t handle...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Over 100 miles of the trails suitable for hiking, trail running or biking. 5$ entry fee for each adult or an annual pass for around 70$. This is my favorite part of ElPaso and it's very convenient to NE ElPaso. I recommend the trailhead at...More

1  Thank Dustin R
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous views all around!! Husband and I lived there for a few years due to military. Definitely recommend a trip back. Great people and environment!

Thank Brooke B
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Arturo I
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
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dranz
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
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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.
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