Archive for September 28th, 2010

Franklin Mountains State Park

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

The Franklin Mountains, site of the country’s largest urban state park, keep watch over the people of El Paso, who, in turn, enjoy the park and its growing network of trails.

Our SP guide, Bryan Frazier explains.

What we have discovered is parks that are in urban areas are great opportunities for day use, and Franklin Mountains State Park is right there in the middle of El Paso. And, it’s the largest state park in an urban setting, at about 24,000 acres, and there are already two trail loops that get a lot of use. But we looked at the usage plan, and with a combined effort with volunteer and park staff and other organizations, trying to really have an ambition goal of increasing that trail network by some 80 miles of multi-use trails: hike, bike, equestrian and so, when it’s all said and done, we’re looking at more than 100 miles of multi-use trails inside Franklin Mountain State Park, and I think that would be a great benefit to the park and the people of the area.

Thanks Bryan.

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