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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938
Phone Number: 915-857-1135
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Ranked #3 of 39 Attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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 centuries.
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South Haven, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We took the guided tour of the North Mtn. Tim was a great guide from the information he gave us, what he showed us, and the help he provided getting up and down the rock faces while climbing. The pictographs were some of most vibrant I've ever seen. We did struggle with the rock climbing part of the tour, so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

You need to make a reservation to go to Hueco Tanks because they limit the number of people to 70, I believe, into the park at any time. Otherwise, you have to wait in a parked car, miles from the entrance, for anyone to leave. We reserved a guided tour of the pictographs and were told to arrive at least... More 

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful place to spend the day. Loved climbing on the rocks! Great views. Peaceful, quiet and clean. Several covered picnic tables. You need to watch a video before going out to explore. Will definitely go back!

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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Visiting 40 million year old rocks and scrambling over the rocks was a blast. Grab a map from the ranger station to go on a treasure hunt, ending in a cultural treasure, 800 year old pictographs. There is a short informative film before you hit the rocks. Wear jeans, carry water, and avoid that rattler I saw!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice place to visit just outside the city limits. Amazing rocks! A must see. Limited access so make sure to check out the rules before you waste the gas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Fantastic! It was my second time going and it was just as amazing as the first time I went. It is a little confusing at first because they do ask that you call and reserve a spot for the tour but it's hard to get ahold of the main office sometimes. But either way if you can get a guided... More 

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Greenwich
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Be sure to do one of the guided tours to see the most amazing rock art, some over 1000 years old. Just a great experience, our guide,Ted, was so knowledgeable and fun to be with Make reservations in advance.

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Germany
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Awesome! We would have missed out on so much without the very knowledgable guide. We learned more about the place, the Indians, and the art then I ever imaged we would. We did have to wait for a grumpy rattlesnake to get off of the path, but the park and the guide are definitely worth the trip. Wear long sleeves... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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338 reviews 338 reviews
263 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I stopped by to see the pools and some of the ancient rock art. It was my first time there, so I had to watch a mandatory 15 minute film about the park. In it, they explained why some of the park was by guided tour only (it is because of people destroying the park). I took the self-guided tour,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went a couple of weeks ago and it was a great trip. The pictographs are interesting and it was a georgous day. We took the tour with a guide so we could see things that aren't opened to the public without a tour guide. He told some interesting interpretive stories. I would caution about the last part of the... More 

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