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Franklin Mountains State Park

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Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, TX 79930-2649
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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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Climb a mountain, but bring plenty of water!

Climb a mountain, but bring plenty of water! Depending on your own personal athletic level, you can just about do it all in this park. There are trails for every level. Amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climb a mountain, but bring plenty of water! Depending on your own personal athletic level, you can just about do it all in this park. There are trails for every level. Amazing views when you finish each trail. You will have a real sense of accomplishment. Just don't forget your water and don't overestimate your abilities. There are too many... More 

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great hiking trails coupled with great weather almost year round. Please stick to the trails as it is easy to get lost if you don't.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have some great views and enjoyed the theater there. Some nice picnic spots and hiking/walking trails as well.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to this state park often to do some hiking, bird watching and just enjoy the scenery.This park has many scenic and also challenging trails.

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Bismarck, ND, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was visiting El Paso during the Christmas holidays and took in many trails at the FMSP. The mountain biking trails are challenging and rocky as well as the hiking trails. Went up to the Aztec Caves which has beautiful views once at the cave. Great family fun. Most of the mountain biking trails I enjoyed were on the northeast side... More 

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Morton, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Never knew El Paso had mountains. Very beautiful, mountains in a desert landscape. I was thoroughly impressed with the beauty that El Paso has to offer in an otherwise dull desert landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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 28 November 2016

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 25 November 2016

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 16 November 2016

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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