El Paso East, TX
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1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd
El Paso , TX 79930
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.
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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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