Franklin Mountains State Park

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Franklin Mountains State Park Map


The park is located on the northern edge of El Paso, in far West Texas. There are four main access points to this park:

Tom Mays Unit: On the west side and from Interstate 10, take the Canutillo/Trans Mountain Road exit and turn toward the mountains; enter the park 3.5 miles from the interstate.

McKelligon Canyon: On the east side and from Highway 54, exit on Fred Wilson Road and turn west toward the mountains.

Smugglers Pass (Ron Coleman Trail): Near the summit of the Trans Mountain Road (Loop 375), which has a parking lot with a trailhead.

The fourth main access point is on the Northeast section of the park, at the end of Jon Cunningham Boulevard  (Latitude N: 31°55'56.56"N; Longitude W: -106°27'0.64"W)

Park Address:
2900 Tom Mays Access Rd.
El Paso, TX 79911

The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude: 31.908166
Longitude: -106.525458

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Headquarters: Tom Mays Unit
2900 Tom Mays Access Rd.
El Paso, TX 79911

Latitude: 31.908166

Longitude: -106.525458

(915) 444-9100

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

From the first Saturday in April to the first Saturday in September, gate hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Busy Season

Spring, summer and fall

We often reach capacity and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.