Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso

4.5
#1 of 12 in Parks in El Paso
The Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban wilderness park in the continental United States, with geological features that chronicle 1.25 billion years of earth’s history. Adventure awaits you in the Chihuahuan Desert whether it be observing the wildlife, investigating the geology, or partaking in any of the great recreational activities that are offered at the Franklin Mountains State Park. The park is open 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; summer hours will begin sometime in April, so stay tuned for the extended hours changes.

Guided tours/hikes are available the first and third weekends of each month. Call ahead to acquire the hiking schedule and to make your reservations: (915) 566-6441.

Support your state parks by purchasing a Texas State Parks Pass! Parks Pass Holders don't have to pay the entrance fee to any of the 93 state parks.

The park serves as an excellent location for family reunions, fitness training grounds with over 100 miles of trail throughout the park, to bridge class room discussions with the tangible qualities of nature, as a peaceful getaway from the city, camping, and much more.

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  • One of the best kept secrets in El Paso! There are tons of wonderful and fun hikes for everyone! One of the best ways to spend a day with friends and/or family!!!  more »
  • When you need a break and want to enjoy the wilderness, it’s tough to find a near by location unless you are in El Paso, Texas. The Franklin Mountains offer a refuge with hiking trails, off road bikin...  more »
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  • The games are over for everyone if u don't include me and my other half that was accidentally I hope left out of the prior one's for no reason cause we were close as close could be and everyone decided for us that we shouldn't be together for some crazy reason and to think we never did any of the such to any of y'all. So if that sounds crazy to anybody considering our situation then I'm sorry but don't use me or her as a beneficial factor in manipulating us to seem included just to leave us feeling left out and passed as hell in the end. Never meant for it to get to this point but everyone seems to want to blame Kevin for everything when his whole reason for fighting back against the global was to prevent this which she supported as well as many others only to be left high and dry in the end and its honestly heart breaking to go through
  • Love this park. I've been going every week with the state park season pass. I recommend going early in the morning to beat the mid-day heat

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