Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso

4.6
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Franklin Mountains State Park is a Texas state park in El Paso, Texas, in the United States. Park headquarters are located at an elevation of 5,426 feet (1,654 m) with the highest peak reaching 7,192 feet (2,192 m). It is one of the largest urban parks in the nation lying completely within city limits, covering 24,247.56 acres (9,813 ha). Franklin Mountains State Park is open year-round for recreational hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and scenic driving and vistas.

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  • This park is truly massive with a lot of areas and trails to explore. We barely scratched the surface on our visit, and I look forward to doing more exploring here in the future. Definitely do...  more »
  • Took a hike on the Ron Coleman trail. Be sure to have sturdy hiking shoes because of the loose stone and gravel. Sunscreen a must. Hikers should be relatively fit.  more »
  • Went hiking here this week. It costs $5 apiece to enter and booth did not have change. They monitor the parking lots for your paid tags regularly. Trails are well marked except the Agave Loop we were....  more »
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  • I love coming to the Franklin's because it is huge and has a ton of different trails for different activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and even quading. Animals on a leash are always welcome. Weekdays are free while there is a $5 dollar fee for people over the age of 12 on weekends.
  • This is a beautiful state park. There are multiple hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty. Even though the park is near a busy highway, you cannot hear the sound of traffic. One of the best features here is a bird hide they have set up. I could sit in there for hours to watch the birds at the watering hole. I have not used their camping services yet, but I suspect they are adequate.
  • Went here to go droning with friends. Haven't been here since I was a kid. The attendant was very friendly and they're building a visitors center - good move. I look forward to going back.
  • This park has nice views and hiking paths. Make sure you bring plenty of water and sports drinks if you go during the day; it gets extremely hot and it's very easy to get dehydrated. The paths are pretty well marked and some can get steep (especially apparent on the downslope), so make sure you bring a good set of hiking boots. Also note, the park charges $5 per person to enter.
  • A hidden gem in the desert. Beautiful place. Busy only a few times a year. A good place to be in nature and soak up natural beauty!

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