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:
1331 McKelligon Canyon Road 
El Paso, TX 79930

The Park HQ is located at:
Latitude: 31.842388
Longitude: -106.486444

The Tom Mays Unit is located at: 
Latitude: 31.908166
Longitude: -106.525458


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Park HQ
1331 McKelligon Canyon Road
El Paso, TX 79930

Latitude: 31.842388

Longitude: -106.486444

(915) 566-6441

Tom Mays Unit

El Paso, TX

Latitude: 31.908166

Longitude: -106.525458

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Reserve by phone: (915) 566-6441

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
  • Group - Adult: Contact the Park

Park HQ (1331 McKelligon Canyon Road) –Office:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tom Mays Unit Open daily.
Gate is open 8 a.m. –5 p.m.
Extended on weekends from the first Sat. in April to the second Sat. in Sept:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. –5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 6:30 a.m. –8 p.m.

Busy Season

Spring, summer and fall