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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.For Franklin Mountains State Park and beyond, use our El Paso sightseeing tool to get the most from your El Paso vacation.
Franklin Mountains State Park reviews
Loved this state park! The visitor center seemed brand new and was beautiful. Many camping and picnic spots but it seemed like trailhead parking was way too small. A bit if recent flash flood damage..... more
Loved this state park! The visitor center seemed brand new and was beautiful. Many camping and picnic spots but it seemed like trailhead parking was way too small. A bit if recent flash flood damage..... more »
There's lots of ground to cover here. Beware, these are bone dry mountains, and completely barren which means no shade. Bring more water than you thing you'll need and, if hiking, turn around before.... more
There's lots of ground to cover here. Beware, these are bone dry mountains, and completely barren which means no shade. Bring more water than you thing you'll need and, if hiking, turn around before.... more »
I say wow...the most beautiful state park in the entire state so far for me. The landscape, picnic tables , restrooms are very clean. Everything are nice inside out. View of the mountain behind is a plus. Very relaxing. A must stop by place. The staff are awesome too. You can tell they love what they are doing. I wish we hike some trails but run out of time.
I stayed overnight here as part of a trip to visit Guadalupe Mountain National Park, White Sands National Park, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This state park was one of my favorite stops in my journey. Quiet, peaceful, well-maintained, courteous rangers, clean facilities. I felt like I had the park to myself even though there were 4 or 5 other groups camping in the park as well. The hike to the caves is a little intense but worth it.
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