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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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Great place to get in a good hike!

Discovered this place on a recent business trip to El Paso. The concierge at my hotel recommended... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Robbie S
Warning. Don't Think the Apache Trail is a quick drive on tarmac!

We had the brochure for the Gold mine and Apache trail and it reads as a 40 mile round trip, well... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Wendy F
Perth, Australia
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
+1 915-566-6441
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Discovered this place on a recent business trip to El Paso. The concierge at my hotel recommended this state park when I inquired about a place to hike. It's a great place to get in a desert hike. I went in the late evening to...More

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had the brochure for the Gold mine and Apache trail and it reads as a 40 mile round trip, well the Ghost Town mine is ok at best, the drive on the other hand should come with a warning, once you get near Roosevelt...More

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My son and I hike here frequently, on both sides of the mountains. Remember to take water, a hat, and either long sleeves or sunscreen. Please use a trail app and read reviews of the trails before you set out. Maps can be a lifesaver.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great trails, but make sure to look up the trails online on a map or alltrails before you come because we couldn't find a trail map or anything once we were there, and there weren't any employees to ask. It was self pay, $10, so...More

Thank samimae
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Wonderful State Park. Not too crowded, and affords some interesting hikes, and beautiful views. Highly recommend!

Thank WTXGuy
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I've been hiking in the Franklin Mountains for a couple years. I think I've been to most of the trails. My favorites are the Tin Mines, Ron Coleman, and Anthony Gap Cave Trail. So many different places to hike and being right next to the...More

1  Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Franklin Mountains offer many hikes based on experience level. All are a great opportunity to enjoy El Paso's great weather and unique desert landscape. Aztec Cave is one of the easier hikes and is a great way to spend the afternoon with family and...More

Thank LPofEP
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This park is surrounded by the city of El Paso and is a real treasure. The views are great and there are hiking trails to suit all skill levels. The nature trail has a nice area with a bird blind I could have spent the...More

1  Thank Kate G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

There are a few good trails to hike with a variety of rock formations, flowers and shrubbery. Likely to see lizards but not much else.

Thank EricBoydL
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

They charge you five dollars per person for access; there's pretty not much other than a nice hiking trail up to the top and over ; great views of el Paso

Thank ElPasoMaker
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19 April 2017|
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Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
You can see the poppies on the East side off Transmountain Highway.
Ashli D
31 July 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.