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Franklin Mountains State Park


May 2015

May 29 End Date

Chihuahuan Desert Summer Campout

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join rangers from Franklin Mountains SP and our partners from El Paso City Parks and Recreation for a fun-filled evening for all generations to get outside and connect with nature. Enjoy astronomy programs, campfire marshmallow roasting, and more!

June 2015

Jun 6 End Date

Guided Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride (National Trails Day)

El Paso, TX - Chuck Heinrich Park
Enjoy the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains on two wheels!
Jun 6 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour (National Trails Day)

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Jun 12 End Date

Bark in the Park, dog-friendly hike

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
This is a fun, dog-friendly hike on the Lower Sunset Trail sure to be a tail-waggin' good time!
Jun 19 End Date

“Melodies Under the Milky Way” – Concert & Star Party!

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
The Ophiuchid Meteor Shower is expected to be at its peak tonight, so join the park for a fun stargazing event and music concert while we search the skies for meteors!
Jun 20 End Date

Nature Walk Trail Hike

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Jun 21 End Date

Sun., June 21: 5:30 a.m. – Peak Fitness Challenge hike to N. Franklin Peak

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
N. Franklin Peak is the highest peak in the park at 7,192 feet in elevation; with over 2,000 feet in elevation gain from the trailhead to the top, you’re sure to get your heart pumping and calories burning on this amazing trek!
Jun 28 End Date

Women’s Hike to West Cottonwood Springs

El Paso, TX - Tom Mays Unit
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about the activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert. Join us for a guided hike along a scenic trail through canyons up to the spring and a grove of Cottonwood and Choke Cherry Trees - Moderate/Difficult hike.

October 2015

Oct 3 End Date

Franklin Mountains State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | El Paso Area | (Open)

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.

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