• October 16, 2021
 Parks and Recreation Department to set to reopen McKelligon Canyon to Vehicles

McKelligon Canyon | Photo courtesy Google Earth

Parks and Recreation Department to set to reopen McKelligon Canyon to Vehicles

Beginning Saturday, April 10, the Parks and Recreation Department is providing full access to McKelligon Canyon by reopening the roadway to vehicles. 

“The gate at the entrance will be open for visitors to drive up the road if they so choose,” Parks and Rec officials shared via a news release. “The popular destination remains available for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running and cycling.”

McKelligon Canyon is part of the Franklin Mountains State Park and is subject to fees and restrictions from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The Ron Coleman Trail, which is accessible from the canyon, remains closed due to a restoration project. Once reopened, an entry permit must be obtained by clicking here or by using the on-site self-pay station.

City officials also encourage visitors to continue following COVID-19 safe practices to include physical distancing and using face coverings.

More information on McKelligon Canyon is available on the Parks and Recreation Department website.

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