Nearby Attractions

National Park Service Areas

There are several national parks within a few hours of El Paso. White Sands National Monument,Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park are all potential day trips from El Paso. Find other national parks to visit along your route by visiting and using the search tool in the top right corner.

State and Local Parks

The City of El Paso manages a wide range of land from neighborhood parks and recreation centers to the beautiful Municipal Rose Garden and the Rio Bosque Wetlands haven for birds. Visit the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation for more information.

Franklin Mountains State Park

At over 24,000 acres, Franklin Mountains State Park ranks as the largest urban wilderness in the continental United States.

Wyler Aerial Tramway

From the top of Ranger Peak in the Franklin Mountains, look over El Paso, across Ciudad Juarez and into New Mexico.

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

This park has it all, rock climbing, plants, wildlife, and ancient petroglyphs. It is located about 35 miles east of El Paso, but it is well worth the visit.

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