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Lower Sunset Hike

8:00a to 12:00p
Sun, October 24, 2021
(915) 444-9100

Come explore the beautiful Chihuahua desert on a guided hike with one of our park rangers or volunteers. This is a relatively easy 3 mile hike and is excellent for families, beginner hikers, or geology and wildlife enthusiasts. We will meek at the Scenic Overlook in the Tom Mays Unit. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.

Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.

Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children 12 and under. 


  • From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. 
  • From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles over/through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.
  • If using a GPS be sure to search for "Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."