Castner Range National Monument

Help Make Castner Range a National Monument

Study raises hopes Castner Range can be saved

Under a crystal blue sky Thursday morning, naturalists and elected officials came together to celebrate what makes Castner Range worthy of national monument status.

With the brown, layered rocks of the lower slopes of the Franklin Mountains in the backdrop, the Frontera Land Alliance, the El Paso Community Foundation and the Franklin Mountain Wilderness Coalition introduced the first comprehensive study of the archaeological and historical sites in Castner Range.

The findings include extensive collections of petroglyphs, remnants of failed tin mining operations and small stone structures and pottery.

A complete list can be found in the Archaeological and Historical Background Study of Castner Range at

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