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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

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Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938
Phone Number: 915-857-1135
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Activities: Rock climbing, Camping, Hiking
Description: Spanning more than 860 acres, this park is named for the large rock basins...
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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Love the sound of coyotes singing at night. Surprising find in the middle of flatlands. Like a huge pile of petrified dino dung. :) Great place to camp and explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Love the sound of coyotes singing at night. Surprising find in the middle of flatlands. Like a huge pile of petrified dino dung. :) Great place to camp and explore.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

History lesson on survival, how people adapted to the lack of water. Time has stopped here. Long ways out plan on at least 1/2 a day. Take water & snacks or pack a lunch

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Brazil, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were visiting relatives in El Paso and they had scheduled a tour for us at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site. We were to be there early to view a video (which is required). Be sure to wear climbing shoes. We did lots of rock climbing and crawling around on rocks. The tour guide was wonderful. The Pictograms were impressive.... More 

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Santa Teresa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our church took many students from several countries to hike, explore and do the tour. Always fun and you learn of the history of the differnet tribes of Indians and the butterfield express.

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Emporia, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hueco Tanks State site is an amazing respite in the desert. Be prepared to watch a required short video explaining the site, before you can explore. But well worth the time. We had limited success bird watching; but many people go for the rock climbing. Do take insect repellent!

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Warrenton, Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Call ahead to reserve a spot for the guided tour. It is well worth it! Hikes are short and well plotted out. Impossible to get lost. Met free climbers from all over the world, so I got more cultural experiences than I could ever hoped to imagine! The park has a limit of visitors, due to its historical significance, so... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited on the way back from another attraction. Enjoyed seeing Indian carvings on some of the cave walls. Did not have enough time to see the whole park. Park staff was nice and recommended where we should go with limited time. Park seems to be more for rock climbers than other visitors.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hueco Tanks rises out of the desert and welcomes the visitor with its impressive rock formations. Once in the park it is fun to explore the several "mountains" and view the drawings left behind by Native Americans who have vsited this area for hundreds if not thousands of years.

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El Paso, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is such an awesome place to visit. I got to meet a lot of climbers/boulderers from all over the world. If you are a climber, you would like to know that they have some 13b's here. If you are into history, get yourself a guided tour and see the the rich culture of this area. Lot's of hiking is... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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