Franklin Mountains State Park

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Junior Ranger Days: Leave No Trace
Big foot has been doing it for years....and so can you!
Star Party
Join the Franklin Mountains park rangers and the Sun City Astronomers for an evening of night sky fun!
Peak Challenge Hike
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Franklin Mountains State Park | One Night Event | Texas Outdoor Family | West TX (Registration Open until 10/30)
Join us for a fun-filled weekend and discover the joys of camping in your Texas State Parks.
Yucca: The Desert Multi-Tool!
What can you use yucca plants for?
Arts in the Parks: a Morning of Ornament Making!
Need more holiday decorations? Come make your own!
Tin Mine Hike
Join us for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.
Survival Hike
Get ready for Halloween with this wilderness survival hike.
Twilight Hike
Join the Franklin Mountains Rangers for an evening hike to explore the night life at Franklin Mountains State Park.
Women's Hike
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Turkey Trot
Recipe for Thanksgiving left-overs: slice up turkey and dinner rolls, insert turkey into the dinner rolls, top with cranberry relish, hike up to Aztec Caves in the Franklin Mountains, and enjoy with friends, family and other enthusiastic hikers.
Prospect Mine Tour
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Prospect Mine Tour
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Prospect Mine Tour
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mine.
Schaeffer Shuffle
Let's do the Shuffle! Come join a Park Ranger on a guided tour of Schaeffer Shuffle trail.
Peak Challenge Hike
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Upper Sunset Hike
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
BYO S'mores!
Gather with us around the campfire as people have gathered for thousands of years to share food, fun, and family time.This is a bring your own s'mores event!
Women's Hike
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
Tin Mine Hike
Join us for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.