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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  • 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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