Hiking Tours – Franklin Mountains State Park

About Our Tours

We offer customized tours designed to the interests, fitness levels and skills of our clients.  Starting times each day and tour lengths are flexible as well.  The tours shown below are examples of our typical adventures.  Call 915-526-1091 or make a reservation to set up an excursion just for you.  Go to our Events Page for information on upcoming group excursions.  

Mine Shaft Tour – Level 1

Join an exclusive tour into the copper mine located in the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park.  We’ll unlock the gate at the entrance and take a small group into this mysterious mine shaft for a tour to learn about the geology and history of El Paso and the Franklins.  No climbing is necessary, just one tight squeeze to enter the mine.

Cost: $75 for first person.  Additional clients $25 each. $15 children 12-17 years of age.

You must call 915-526-1091 to make a reservation and prepay for this adventure.  Space is limited to twelve clients.

Estimated Time: 2 Hours

Sunset Hike – Level Varies

We’ll go for a hike on the west side of the Franklins ending up at a great spot to view a three-state/two nation sunset. Typically there are great views no matter which way you look. See the sky turn bright colors on the western horizon. Turn around and study how the rocky cliffs change colors as twilight arrives. From there it’s a short walk back to our vehicles we’re we’ll open the gates to leave the park after hours. The difficulty of the hike can be varied to the wishes and abilities of clients.

Est. Time 2-3 hours Price: $75 per person

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Nature Tour – Level 1

We’ll stop at several locations within the park and go on short walks to identify local plants and animals.  You will also see some incredible views of El Paso plus New Mexico and Mexico.

Est. Time 2-3 Hours Price: $65 per person

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Shaeffer Shuffle Level 3

This four mile loop offers secluded canyons plus hundred mile views.  Depending on the exact route you choose, elevation change will be between 500 and 1000 feet.  This route has a really remote feel to it – you’ll think you’re miles and miles from civilization when you’re actually still inside the city limits!

Est. Time 2-3 Hours Price: $65 per person

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North Franklin Peak / Level 5

Why not go as high as you can go?  At 7,192 ago sea level, North Franklin is the highest point in the Franklin Mountains. You can see the east and west sides of the city and so much else. On clear days peaks 110+ miles are visible in the distance.  This is an eight mile round trip with 2,400 of elevation gained (and then lost), so it’s challenging.  There’s nothing like standing at the highest point in a mountain range and looking down at the entire world around you.

Est. Time 4-6 Hours Price: $75 per person

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