Call of the Mountains
The Franklin Mountains provided most of the basic necessities of life for early people here. Today, the mountains meet a different human need – our need for time in nature. Come explore these high-desert mountains, just 15 minutes from El Paso.
Things to Do
Franklin Mountains State Park offers great hiking, biking and rock climbing. Visit for the day or camp overnight. Look for geocaches, bird (and nature) watch, or bring a picnic. Shop for gift items at our park store.
Hiking and Mountain Biking: Explore almost 27,000 acres (about 40 square miles) on over 100 miles of trail. Carry plenty of water and a cell phone, wear good shoes, dress for the weather, and travel with a partner. Be prepared for rugged desert terrain.
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:00am Eastern Time
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern Time
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR