Events

Peak Challenge - North Franklin Peak

April 9, 2022
8:00 AM
Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays Unit

Admission:
Fee: $8 park entrance fee 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 Children 12 and under.
Contact Name:
Lydia Pagel
Contact E-mail Address:
Lydia.Pagel@tpwd.texas.gov
Contact Phone Number:
915 444-9100

Test yourself against some of the most difficult hikes in the Franklin Mountains State Park.

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

Meeting location: West Cottonwood Springs trailhead in the Tom Mays unit. When you enter Tom Mays, stop by the Visitor Center to pay your entrance fee. Continue down the road and take the first right. The parking lot is at the end of the road.

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