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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 45 attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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El Paso, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love Hueco Tanks. You can feel the presence of Indian ghosts of the past. It can be soo hot in the summer and you find the shade of the ancient boulders and you are cooled down. The rangers are the greatest.

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El Paso
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

love this place!!!. is a gem in the middle of the desert. quiet, peaceful and beautiful. limited number of people allowed, makes it a joy to enjoy the park for your self!!.

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El Paso, Texas
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215 reviews 215 reviews
46 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Hueco Tanks truly is, as another reviewer said, a magical place. It offers rock climbing/bouldering/hiking/birding, all in the context of an archeological site with hundreds of pictographs. For first-timers there is an introductory video. Many different tours are offered, led by park volunteers - see the website for more details. (I am puzzled by the comment about different levels of... More

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east coast
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent a week climbing here, and I only wish we had more time! The climbing is amazing, classic climbs at every grade. However, the restrictions and hassles to use the park can be difficult to manage and the only draw back to this amazing place. If you are a boulderer it is not to be missed though.

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El Paso
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you are any where near El Paso, it is soooooo worth the trip. There are a few places on Earth where the energy is special and this is one of those places. Mystical and breathtakingly beautiful! Not as enjoyable in the summer - way too HOT! For one weekend in November they waive the fees and offer numerous tours... More

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

For an enjoyable visit to Hueco Tanks, you'll need more information than is provided on their website. If you're touring the pictographs, ask for details about the tour: There are three different tours and the difficulty level varies. Without knowing it, we were signed up for a tour that included "moderate rock scrambling," which was too much for us. Also,... More

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Fort Worth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Unless you are planning to rock climb or picnic at the picnic area (you have to have North Mountain privileges), skip the reservations and find out when the Pictograph tour with John is going to be held. What looked like might be a mess for us (no reservations) turned out to be the best way for us to see Hueco... More

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I'm not a climber but there were a lot there and they were entertaining to watch. I hiked 2-3 hours with my 26lb toddler in a framed backpack carrier without any issues. She loved it. A couple of steep climbs but they could have been avoided. If you go from Sept-Apr get a reservation. They only allow so many people... More

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El Paso, Texas
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191 reviews 191 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Hueco Tanks is possibly the most amazing park I've had the pleasure of visiting (and I've been to some of the most amazing national parks). This park has history going back at least 10,000 years, a wide variety of plant and animal life, and archeology, not to mention a high concentration of pictographs from multiple native groups. There are plants... More

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Hohenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to check it out since El Paso doesn't have much to do outside. We were impressed, it's really beautiful and there is water!

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