Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso

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  • We drove up and parked as close to the trailhead as possible. We hiked for about 30 mins and reached the first cave. This was not so challenging. We went past the cave and up a bit more but the trail ...  more »
  • This park has a little bit of everything as far as trails and views are concerned. I was pleasantly surprised how large it was and how much there was to see. I took so many photos I don't know what to...  more »
  • Franklin mountain state park offers tremendous sunset views looking west over the mile high elevation. The desert southwest reflects off of an incredible view spectacular cannot be replicated anywhere...  more »
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  • The hike is amazing! Such beautiful views that pictures cannot show. I would rate the trail(s) at a high difficulty level because there is some climbing involved and some loose rocks. There are a couple of caves that are a great sanctuary from the heat for a quick break. Bring good hiking shoes, pants and water!
  • Definetly challenging for a non climber such as myself but getting past the first cave is where the troubles really begin. By going around the main one is a steep climb up but the real challenge is not sliding when you head back down. Lovely hidden gem right by my house! Who knew!
  • Ron Coleman trail. Easy to get to. Easy to Moderately difficult hike. Dog friendly. Spectacular views. Eager to return.
  • Great hike, not too long but definitely a bit challenging at times. We brought the pups. They had a great time, but we had to carry them at times. The trail can be hard to see to get to the plane wreckage, but AllTrails has a good live map. You can also follow the arroyo up, but it's hard to navigate.
  • Billions of years of environmental history! Best exposure of geologic time dating back to 1.4 billion years in North American continent. Experience ancient exposures of rock closest in age to the formation of Planet Earth in southwestern America to 35 million years of Earth history. Multiple guides and coordinates of key geologic features available through google search of Franklin mountains

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