Healthy Glows Travels: Exploring El Paso, Texas’ Franklin Mountains
I cannot believe how fast time passes in years and how slow it passes in days. My two years on the border of Mexico is coming to a close in four months and I can honestly say, I am not mentally ready. However, the nature of my current career as a Diplomat is that I move every two years. As the end of my tour nears, I am spending more of my time in nature.
A couple of weeks ago, I went hiking with a new friend who also serves as a Diplomat at another city on the U.S.-Mexico border and my boyfriend.
After a heavy north Mexican lunch, we headed up to El Paso’s Franklin Mountain (FM) range. The range isn’t green but it is beautiful in its own way. The FM is the largest sustained moutain range in Texas with its highest peak at a little more than 7,000 feet in height.
If you are ever in the area, I suggest you plan a hike here. The views are amazing. You can see parts of El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and parts of New Mexico.
Address: 1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd, El Paso, Texas, 79930
Cost: $5 USD per adult daily, Children under 12 free, if in a group $2 USD
The park is open 7 days a week year round and the gate opens at 8am and closes at 5pm.
For more information please visit the official website.