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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 #4 of 40 Attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, State Parks, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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339 reviews 339 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Harker Heights
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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