Peak Challenge - North Franklin Peak
December 24, 2022
Tom Mays Park Access Rd, El Paso, TX 79930
- Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays Unit
- $8.00 per adult 13 years of age and older, $3.00 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1.00 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
- Contact Name:
- Lydia Pagel
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This month we will hike to North Franklin Peak beginning at the W. Cottonwood Springs trailhead. This is a very strenuous hike of about 8 miles. It begins with a gradual incline over scree, or rubble, proving to be challenging for some; then transitions to a steady climb over loose rubble/rocks. Continue to meander across the ridgeline to the highest peak in the park, North Franklin Peak! Bring your camera, the views are unbelievable with a 360 perspective of our region –with views of Mexico, the City of El Paso, and into New Mexico.
Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444-9100.
Bring: water (I recommend 2-4 liters), snacks and/or a sack lunch, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.
Optional: hiking stick, binoculars, camera, and a map.
Hikers with less than 1.5 litters of water or inadequate gear will not be allowed to attempt this hike