Events

Peak Challenge - North Franklin Peak

June 5, 2022
7:00 AM
7145 Imperial Ridge Dr, El Paso, TX 79912

Venue:
Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays Unit
Admission:
$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. These fees include park entrance fee and activity fee.
Website:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/franklin-mountains
Contact Name:
Lydia Pagel
Contact E-mail Address:
Lydia.Pagel@tpwd.texas.gov
Contact Phone Number:
915-444-9100

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.

Meeting point: West Cottonwood Springs trailhead What to bring: water, sturdy shoes (hiking shoes), sun protection, weather appropriate clothing, snacks (optional), hiking sticks (optional)

Hikers with less than 1.5 litters of water or inadequate gear will not be allowed to attempt this hike

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