Franklin Mountains State Park


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Franklin Mountains State Park


Location:Within the city limits of El Paso.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, picnic areas, hiking trails, park store, amphitheater, restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, interpretive tours.
Special Features:Franklin Mountains State Park is both the largest state park in Texas and the largest urban wilderness park in the nation. The Franklin Mountains are the northern ramparts of the Paso del Norte (Pass of the North), leading from Mexico into the United States. Native American groups made the area home, using the plant and animal resources for more than 12,000 years; they left their marks on the rocks--colorful pictographs on boulders and in rock shelters, and deep mortar pits used to grind seeds in rock outcrops.
Address:1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd
El Paso, TX 79930

Phone:915-566-6441
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/franklin
Size: 24,247 acres.

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