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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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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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Looked fabulous, but reservations needed

Having been snowed out of our trip to Carlsbad Caverns, we decided to visit Hueco Tanks. It is about 35 miles out of El Paso. From the entry we could see interesting rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been snowed out of our trip to Carlsbad Caverns, we decided to visit Hueco Tanks. It is about 35 miles out of El Paso. From the entry we could see interesting rock formations. There is an extensive trail network, campground, and petroglyphs. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see it because they only accept a limited number of visitors at... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place to take a guided hike. There is a lot of history here and the rangers and volunteers are all very helpful. Make a reservation before going.

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1 Thank John H
El Paso, Texas
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Hueco Tanks State Historical Park is one of the best Boulder climbing sites in the world and indeed people come from all over the world to climb here but you must hire one of the guides licensed by the park. This is park has also been designated an Important Bird Area and hosts many different species depending on the time... More 

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1 Thank axisdeer
El Paso, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I've lived in El Paso for 36 years and had never been to Hueco Tanks until this year and I loved it, I'm sorry I had not gone before. About 20 minute drive out of El Paso, new comers have to watch a short video with information and rules that was not a big deal, you get a card that... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

For first timers you must take a short educational video class then opt for a free Ranger guided tour of the caves and pictographs made by Indians and cave dwellers or take the self guided tour. For my 11 year old and myself it was the guided. Very easy hiking and lots of shade to rest. We have hiked to... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

HUECO tanks although just outside of El Paso very few El Paso residents go there. Little do they know the treasure they have in there back yard. The park is loaded with pictographs and pectographs plus makings of southwestern figures involved in forming of this part of the country. It's also a great place to see a multitude of birds... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If you like hiking and open spaces, this is your place. Its an easy hike, and a great history lesson, my young boys loved it.

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Thank Jesus L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This place is just beautifull any time of year. Make sure you call ahead of make reservations, because they have limited access. I would also recommend to take a guided tour.

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St. George Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Take at least a couple hours to roam this park. It's not a large park (<1 sq mile if you go solo), but you don't want to shortchange it. Take your time and enjoy all you can...around and on. I imagine the guided tours are worthwhile given the uniqueness of the place and the thoroughness of the park staff. You... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was a very fun park. Everyone should check it out if they are in El Paso. Make sure to put on proper shoes because it does require walking.

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