Franklin Mountains State Park

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Arts in the Parks: a Morning of Ornament Making!
Need more holiday decorations? Come make your own!
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!
First Day Hike
Let's start the New Year’s resolutions off on the right hiking foot! Join us to work up a sweat and burn some calories while taking in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park. We will be hiking along a scenic trail up to Mundy's Gap - a moderate/difficult hike.
Peak Challenge Hike
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Nature Trail Hike
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers. This is an easy 0.75-mile hike and is excellent for families with younger children, beginner hikers, or wildlife enthusiasts. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Campfire
Stories have always been a part of our traditions. Join the park rangers for a relaxed evening of sharing hot cocoa and stories.
Agave Loop Hike
Join us for a guided tour of the Agave Loop trail.
Reservations closed - 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.
Reservations Closed - Prospect Mine Tour
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Reservations Closed - Prospect Mine Tour
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines.
Reservations Closed - Prospect Mine Tour
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mine.
Old 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.
Star Party
Join the Franklin Mountains park rangers and the Sun City Astronomers for an evening of night sky fun!
Feet, Feathers, and Wings
Let's talk feet, feathers, and wings!
Peak Challenge Hike
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
Agave Loop Hike
Join us for a guided tour of the Agave Loop trail.
West Cottonwood Springs Hike
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers.
Will You Be My Valentine?
Show your love for your state park by helping us with a litter pickup!
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.
Old 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.