Events

September 2016

Sep 3 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Sep 9 End Date

Franklin Mountains Trail Run - 50K, 13.1 Half, 6 Miler, 10K & 5K

Franklin Mountains State Park
This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. The races will be run around altitude at 5000' and climb to 7192' for the 50k. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is runable terrain with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.
Sep 10 End Date

Mysteries of the Night Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us on this educational hike to learn all about the things that go "bump" in the night in our beautiful, and sometimes mysterious, Chihuahuan Desert!
Sep 17 End Date

12th 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 24 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge Hike on Ron Coleman Trail - Carpooling Necessary

Franklin Mountains State Park
Celebrate National Public Lands Day by joining 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 24 End Date

Yoga in the Park - by Dare to Dream Yoga

El Paso, TX - Lost Dog trailhead
Enjoy a relaxing yoga session surrounded by the beauty of nature!

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour (Limited to 20 participants)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Oct 7 End Date

Howl-oween Bark in the Park - 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 22 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike – Nature Walk Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
So you think you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Let’s put your wilderness survival skills to the test and have a little fun, too! Great for children, families and pets.

November 2016

Nov 5 End Date

Peak Fitness Challenge Hike – N. Franklin Peak Trail

Franklin Mountains State Park
N. Franklin Peak is the highest peak in the park at 7,192 feet in elevation; with over 2,000 feet in elevation gain from the trailhead to the top, you’re sure to get your heart pumping and calories burning on this amazing trek!
Nov 6 End Date

3rd Annual “Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails” - Dog-friendly Event

Franklin Mountains State Park
3rd Annual Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails -- Fun for the whole family, 2-legged and 4-legged!
Nov 19 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

Franklin Mountains State Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Nov 24 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!

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