Franklin Mountains Hiking Trails Shine!


In early July, Franklin Mountains Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff attended the El Paso Media Group 4th Annual Best of El Paso Awards Ceremony. The state park received the award for Best Hiking Trail. Winners in different categories are selected throughout El Paso by the El Paso Magazine Reader’s Survey.

An award plaque was presented by the city mayor. With more than 100 vendors and approximately 2,500 visitors at the event, park Interpretive Ranger Kelly Serio took the opportunity for outreach and park promotion. She prepared a booth with photos to showcase highlights of park trails, wildlife, flora, visitor activities and spectacular views. At the booth, visitors received handouts with park information on trails, hiking safety tips, and the annual Texas State Parks Pass.

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