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
Would have given this a 5 star rating, but went with 4 due to the TERRIBLE trail maps and even worse trail markings! Or should I say lack of trail markers! If you are inexperienced with hiking or... more »
This park is truly massive with a lot of areas and trails to explore. We barely scratched the surface on our visit, and I look forward to doing more exploring here in the future. Definitely do... more »
I love coming to the Franklin's because it is huge and has a ton of different trails for different activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and even quading. Animals on a leash are always welcome. Weekdays are free while there is a $5 dollar fee for people over the age of 12 on weekends.
This is a beautiful state park. There are multiple hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty. Even though the park is near a busy highway, you cannot hear the sound of traffic. One of the best features here is a bird hide they have set up. I could sit in there for hours to watch the birds at the watering hole. I have not used their camping services yet, but I suspect they are adequate.
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