Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park is a state park in the American city of El Paso, Texas. The tallest peak is 7,192 feet above sea level, and the park headquarters are situated at an elevation of 5,426 feet. With a total area of 24,247.56 acres, it is one of the biggest urban parks in the country and is located entirely within the city limits. Year-round recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnics, and picturesque driving and vistas at Franklin Mountains State Park. Welcome to the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, which are Texas' westernmost point. On foot or by bike, explore more than 100 kilometers of trails—but watch out for cacti! Learn more about the local flora, fauna, and history by attending a ranger program. Numerous types of rodents, deer, mountain lions, and occasionally black bears are among the animals that can be found. Even though the mountains appear to be dry, when there is enough moisture, several springs can be located. Common plants include Mexican and California poppies, yucca, barrel cactus, and yucca. On the steep slopes, trees including cottonwood, hackberry, juniper, and oak flourish next to springs. Mule deer, mountain lions, ring-tailed cats, and various rodents are among the mammals found in the park.

El Paso Metro area, Most of the essentials of life were given by the Franklin Mountains for the first inhabitants of this area. The mountains now fulfill a distinct human need, which is our desire for time in nature. Come explore these mountains in the high desert, which are only 15 minutes from El Paso. Rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking are all excellent in Franklin Mountains State Park. Spend the day or set up camp. Find geocaches, observe birds and the natural world, or pack a picnic. Visit our park store to purchase gifts. On more than 100 miles of trails, explore the nearly 27,000 acres (about 40 square miles). Wear good shoes, dress for the weather, bring a cell phone, and travel with a companion. Be ready for the rough terrain of the desert. Keep on camping with us in the Tom Mays Unit. 14 tent sites are accessible on foot, while five RV sites are available for parking. For your upcoming event, rent a group camp. Bring extra water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and other uses since camping sites lack electricity and water. Climb at McKelligon Canyon at the specified spot or at Sneed's Cory in the Tom Mays Unit. Bring your own tools. Maintain your safety and adhere to climbing best practices. The Franklin Mountains, which are a short range with a size of only 4 by 23 miles and are located directly on Texas' western border, are regarded by some as the southernmost tip of the 3,000-mile Rocky Mountains, which continue almost constantly all the way into Canada. In addition to minor league baseball, the Wilderness Park Museum, the Chamizal National Memorial, and many other attractions, El Paso hosts a live musical about the history of the city every summer.

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Driving Directions

Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Park Access Rd, El Paso, TX 79930, United States, Head southwest on Tom Mays Park Access Rd toward Tom Mays Trail 2 min (0.6 mi), Follow TX-375 Loop W/Woodrow Bean Transmountain Dr and US-54 W to Gateway N Blvd 17 min (16.5 mi), Continue on Gateway N Blvd. Drive to Alameda Ave 2 min (0.3 mi), Hard Money Lender of El Paso, 4015 Alameda Ave #5, El Paso, TX 79905, USA, (915) 465-2444.

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