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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938
915-857-1135
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Ranked #5 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
Activities: Rock climbing, Camping, Hiking
Owner description: Spanning more than 860 acres, this park is named for the large rock basins or "huecos" that have supplied water to this desert-like region for many... more » Owner description: Spanning more than 860 acres, this park is named for the large rock basins or "huecos" that have supplied water to this desert-like region for many centuries. « less
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Harker Heights
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for bouldering......I am not a climber but still had a good time hiking and bouldering around the "guide not required" area. Yes a large portion of park is closed off to free roaming, but still enough open to fill the better part of the day. First time visitors must watch a15 minute film on rules and safety which... More

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Reutlingen, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

we drove to Hueco Tanks this morning. And I was very disappointed about the site. You had to pay 7 Dollars per Person and there is only a small area where you can walk without at tour. There are some paintings but they are all covered with modern bad paintings. So the nice thing was climbing up that mountain to... More

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el paso, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Outdoors visit. Wonderful history, and awesome to witness artifacts before our time. Great for kids and family. Also teaches the need to conserve our natural parks and be a responsible admirer of our natural resources.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This phenomenal park is worth the visit, but they have a limited number of people allowed in at any given time. Get there early and enjoy a great day of climbing mil rocks and exploring rock formations unlike anything within hundreds of miles.

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Forest Hill
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a great time with my teenagers, lots of things to explore and learn. Mother nature at its purest. Will be back soon. Maybe we'll camp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We could've spent an entire day here! The trails were wonderful and the video was very informative. I really wanted to see the mask pictographs, but was on a time schedule. I will be back!

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El Paso, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My son attends an archeology camp ever year at the El Paso archeology museum and on their last day we go as a group to Hueco Tanks for a day trip. I've been out here many times by myself but it's really good to go on a guided tour so you can learn all the history involved! You never will... More

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Alpine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Recently camped several nights at Hueco Tanks State Historic Park which is about 30 minutes northeast of El Paso. We enjoyed our stay. Nice small quiet campground. But it may not be for everyone due to the restrictions. The park itself is only about 830 acres and most of that is closed to the public – unless you are on... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I cannot climb the rocks like I used to, but love this area. The kids and experience rock climbers love it here. Archaeologist and anthropologists -- don't miss it. You get an orientation before entering because it is a sacred Indian campground. A treasure for all.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is magical and beautiful here. This place is great for climbers, boulders and site seeing. With a 13-B rated cliff, this is a place to be and I also got to meet people from all over the world.

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