Events

November 2018

Nov 21 End Date

BYO S'mores!

Franklin Mountains State Park
Gather with us around the campfire as people have gathered for thousands of years, and give thanks for a simple, delicious, and stress-free goody before the serious cooking begins. This is a bring your own s'mores event!
Nov 23 End Date

Prospect Mine Hike - 8:30 a.m.

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Nov 23 End Date

Turkey Trot

Franklin Mountains State Park
Recipe for Thanksgiving left-overs: slice up turkey and dinner rolls, insert turkey into the dinner rolls, top with cranberry relish, hike up to Aztec Caves in the Franklin Mountains, and enjoy with friends, family and other enthusiastic hikers.
Nov 23 End Date

Prospect Mine Hike - 3:00 p.m.

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the copper prospecting mines. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Nov 24 End Date

Women's Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Peak Fitness Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park. Reservations required; for additional information and to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Dec 2 End Date

Schaeffer Shuffle

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's do the Shuffle! Come join a Park Ranger on a guided tour of Schaeffer Shuffle trail. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Dec 19 End Date

Deck the Halls

Franklin Mountains State Park
Empty space on your tree? Need a few last minute gifts? Learn how Native Americans in this area used some of our native plants while you make unique Christmas ornaments for you or a friend.
Dec 21 End Date

Campfire and Christmas Stories

Franklin Mountains State Park
Stories have always been a part of our traditions. Join the Park Rangers for a relaxed evening of sharing hot cocoa and some of the stories that have become a part of our Christmas Season.
Dec 22 End Date

Santa Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Santa needs to get in shape for his big day! Dig up your best Santa suit and join us for an easy hike around the Nature Walk trail in the Tom Mays unit. Santa hats required!
Dec 28 End Date

Tin Mine Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.