South Franklin Mountain (Elevation 6791 Feet) - El Paso, Texas
An Enjoyable Hike in El Paso, Texas
South Franklin Mountain is one of many peaks in the Franklin Mountains of El Paso, Texas. To hike to the summit, the most common route is the
Ron Coleman Trail, which is accessed from the trailhead at Smugglers Pass on Transmountain Road.
(This is inside Franklin Mountains State Park; there is a $5 self-pay-by-envelope fee.) I'm not sure of the distance one way -- my guess would be 1.5 miles --
but the elevation gain is 1500 feet. The big plus for this trail is the scenery; there's not a boring section on this hike.
The stunning view of South Franklin Mountain from N. Desert Boulevard in El Paso.
If you get high enough, you'll have this grand view of North Franklin Mountain. So pretty!