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Upper Sunset Hike

8:30a to 12:30p
Sun, January 06, 2019
Lydia Pagel
(915) 566-6441

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.

This is a moderately difficult 2.6-mile hike and is excellent for families, beginner hikers, or geology and wildlife enthusiasts. We’ll encounter some elevation gains, with some short steep inclines/declines, a few rocky/rough sections, and great vistas as we walk along the ridgeline.

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

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

Fee: $8 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 for children between the ages of 5-12 years old.

Directions:

  • 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 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."