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Franklin Mountains State Park

Events

September 2015

Sep 5 End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Chili Challenge (Chili Cook Off)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out for a fun-filled afternoon of free chili tasting and the great outdoors in the Franklin Mountains!
Sep 11 End Date

Bark in the Park, dog-friendly hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Lower Sunset Trail sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Sep 11 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Sep 18 End Date

Peak Fitness Hike - Ron Coleman Trail (carpooling necessary)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike on one of the toughest trails in the Franklin Mountains! Your hard work pays off with spectacular views, “fun” challenges climbing 4 sections of chains and over steep 10 -15 ft rock walls, and of course the right to say you conquered the Ron Coleman Trail.
Sep 19 End Date

11th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come and join us at this FREE event to discover the wonders of the Desert. Enjoy educational exhibits, guided walks, demonstrations, and other fun outdoors activities!
Sep 20 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Sep 26 End Date

National Public Lands Day – Arts in the Park

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun, creative morning as we take an easy hike through the park; then let nature be your artistic inspiration as we draw, paint and create ~ for kids of all ages!

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 10 End Date

Nature Walk Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Oct 11 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Oct 30 End Date

Fido Fright Hike - Costumed Dog Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come out to the park for a Halloween celebration hike ~ This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Agave Loop Trail and we encourage costumes for both two-legged and four-legged participants. Sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Oct 31 End Date

Halloween Mine Tours (limited to 15 people per tour)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Trick or Treat for facts and sweets ~ Dress up as the scariest goblins and fairest princesses then join us for a Halloween tour through the mines, pick up some tasty treats and learn some interesting history about the mines.

November 2015

Nov 8 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Nov 13 End Date

Women's Hike - Aztec Caves Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about the activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert. Join us for a hike up to Aztec Caves and marvel at the natural wonders of this unique area of the park!
Nov 15 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Nov 26 End Date

Turkey Trot Hike - West Cottonwood Springs

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us on our Thanksgiving Day hike, a perfect way to erase any guilt from that extra slice of pumpkin pie you may have!
Nov 28 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!

December 2015

Dec 4 End Date

T’was the Hike Before Christmas - Schaeffer Shuffle Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
Take a break from the holiday rush and experience the beauty of the Franklin Mountains. Wear your Santa hat and festive attire!

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