Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso

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  • I had no idea El Paso had such beautiful scenery. Must see for every visitor: views of the city and Mexico were amazing. This is something you can drive through quickly or stop and do a little hiking ...  more »
  • Very Beautiful area to go up to. The trail can get confusing and easy to loose. I somehow lost the trail early on and followed several groups of people. We ended up scaling the mountain to get to the ...  more »
  • We hiked the Ron Coleman with a group led by Park Ranger and we guess volunteers. SUPER GREAT TRIP ! Rugged mountain trail with some climbing. Exhilarating and a feeling of accomplishment  more »
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  • I hiked almost to the top of the mountain, but while it's exhilarating, sometimes the trail is gone and you have to wander off trail to find it. I have no problem with this, but some people might want to keep this in mind after the first 1 mile of the hike. Do be sure to bring lots of water and electrolytes, or you may be lightheaded. Warm clothing is a must during most times of the year, due to the fact that higher altitudes tend to be colder.
  • Took my cub scout den for an activity with ranger Lydia. The boys had a great time with the activities she provided for them. They felt very accomplished when they finished. Can't wait to go back!
  • Family fun! Fantastic views. You can see Mexico, El Paso and New Mexico. The tram ride was a bit scary but not too bad. The kids loved it! A must visit for sure!
  • Nature inspires awe. Administration of the park is the worst. We missed a geology tour due to lack of signage and staff to ask questions of. Poor signage of trails. General lack of information and no staff at entrance booth.
  • Great place for a beautiful hike! Some of the path is a little more rough so definitely be careful especially if you bring younger children with you. Other hikers are very friendly. Make sure you bring plenty of water, don't go alone, and be prepared for the $5 fee per adult; kinda steep price for a hiking trail.
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