Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
April 1, 2017
4301 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Rd.
- Castner Range-Franklin Mountains
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- El Paso Museum of Archaeology
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The Poppies Fest celebrates the marvelous open space in Northeast El Paso where the 15 acre grounds of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology are surrounded by the 7,000+ acre Castner Range, a former artillery range known for its unique cultural, geologic and biologic features. If the rain and weather cooperate, it is most known for its beautiful and vast display of Mexican Gold Poppies in the spring.
The Poppies Fest is an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful outdoors while learning about what our mountains and desert have to offer.
The museum’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens boast examples of more than 200 native plants and Franklin Mountains State Park offers trails for hiking and bicycling, camping, day use, environmental education programs and festivals such as the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta.
Parking is available at Cohen Stadium Lot #1 with a free shuttle to the festival.