One can be taken to one of the highest points of the Franklin Mountain by El Paso Tramway. The entire tram trip actually takes no longer than 3-5 minutes, and is not recommended for those who have a bad head for heights. However, the main attraction is the peak. The observation decks of El Paso Tramway allow you to see the city at the foot of mountain from all four sides. This is the spot where one can view two countries (US and Mexico) and 3 states (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) at the same time. From the top of the Franklin mountain one can see both border cities, El Paso and Juarez; the borderline and the Rio Grande river.
What is the best time to visit El Paso Tramway? It is definitely sunset. When the sun is setting, and the lights of the city are starting to appear all around the place, the best thing to do is to take your camera out and make these beautiful moments memorable. There is also a gift-shop with nice souvenirs that will remind you of the city long after you leave the El Paso Tramway behind.
Tickets are $4 for children (under 12) and $7 for adults. During summer time regular hiking tours are open for public, so don't forget a snack for a beautiful picnic in the fresh air of surprisingly green and vegetated El Paso deserts.