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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 visit.. lots of trails to explore. Take plenty of water and snacks. Nothing on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
golfgil3
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El Paso, Texas
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Nice park on the south and north side

My husband and I visited the Franklin Mountains state park on McKelligon Canyon Road on a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
M J
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Austin, Texas
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America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit.. lots of trails to explore. Take plenty of water and snacks. Nothing on the trails so be prepared for the elements . Take a camera if you don't you will regret it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Franklin Mountains state park on McKelligon Canyon Road on a Sunday afternoon in late June. It was a nice park with many covered picnic tables. The visitor center was closed. There is one difficult main trail that goes over...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The diversity on these trails surprised me. There are a lot of ravines and steep rocky bits and some parts that are navigated with the help of chain ropes place along the path. Lots to explore here including caves and incredible views

Thank Kory C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like always, nice view of the nature while riding my mountain bike. Don't forget to bring water and a snack and take a break about every hour.

Thank Q8779WKricardol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always nice to take transmountain from NE to west side of town. Break taking views, several rest stops. A must Drive!

Thank bacm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin Mountains State Park should be the envy of every large city. To have a such a huge and diverse park literally in El Paso's back yard is a blessing. True, it's a desert. It's hot, dry, and can be dangerous. But, even in the...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can drive through the state park. The scenery along the freeway is amazing and there're also some platforms for you to stop by.

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mountain has different trails and each have there own features. From the Ron Coleman trail, to the Aztec Caves, these mounatins are beautiful! Kid and dog acceptable as well!

Thank oscar f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk, run, or drive to the top. We drove this time. The views were spectacular. When you get to the top there is a gift shop, picnic areas, and additional trails to hike.

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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dranz
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.
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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.
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