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Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso

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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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  • Very quiet, beautiful and peaceful place. Mundy's Gap Trail! Wow! Rocky as hell to start out. A great challenge. Then on up towards top, trail gets less rocky and easier. The views are... 
    Very quiet, beautiful and peaceful place. Mundy's Gap Trail! Wow! Rocky as hell to start out. A great challenge. Then on up towards top, trail gets less rocky and easier. The views are...  more »
  • As Dennis R mentioned in his review from November this trail is rated as moderate level and good for kids. After reading reviews my friend and I felt confident we could handle it. I'm an active... 
    As Dennis R mentioned in his review from November this trail is rated as moderate level and good for kids. After reading reviews my friend and I felt confident we could handle it. I'm an active...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Everything is amazing about this place except every. single. employee thinking they can just stop you to verify your right to be there or the park police. A while back I purchased an overnight stay and an employee was leaving like idk maybe 30 minutes before the gate was gonna be closed for the night and stopped and tried to stop me and ask me why I was trying to get into the park late. I had my pass on dash which is supposed to be a good indicator for minding your own business. side note to being stopped by the park police they usually are friendly enough which is a nice change from the usual toxic behavior from normal police.

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