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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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Great easy hikes and awesome scenery

It's a little of a process to enter the park as you have to sign in and watch a video to receive an access card, but they take conservation seriously here and it's worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's a little of a process to enter the park as you have to sign in and watch a video to receive an access card, but they take conservation seriously here and it's worth the effort. The park is easy to get to right outside El Paso. The majority of hikes are short and easy, trails are extremely well maintained.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Hueco Tanks is too and simple for someone wanting to really go for a good hike. Other than the obvious huge rocks there, there is nothing but cactus and dessert. Not my idea of a pleasant scenery while hiking. I did not enjoy this, not to mention the heat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is an absolutely amazing thing to see - very worth your time. It is home to thousands of years worth of petroglyphs. I went twice, and didn't get to see all of them. The staff is especially helpful. I suggest telling the ranger you will talk to during the intro video what you would like to see, and... More 

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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Use to live here in the '80 but never visited. Wish I had of, getting to old to walk the trails. Walked though for about an hour and had to turn back because of the heat and I had drink all my water. Definitely visit this when you are young. Still had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As a family with a 15, 17, 18 year old we always end up here. We camped here for the first time 6years ago and felt in love with the formation of the rocks, land and view! The history is amazing and rangers do a great job of keeping the land intact. A must see for yourself!

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not much to see at this place... Lots of walking under a lot of sun and almost no shade - come prepared with sunscreen and hats. Kids got bored soon...

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The only problem now thanks to uncaring folk is that it takes a reservation to get in. But the natural rock and the history of this place is outstanding. It is a great local attraction and well worth the visit even it is more difficult now to get in.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a hiking, walking, scenic area consisting of 2 unusual mountains. There are petroglyphs here, a small museum with an introductory video, walking and climbing trails. We were there to hike, but observed others climbing with ropes. A very scenic, peaceful, and unusual place. We didn't see any, but the place must have numerous rattlesnakes. And if you aren't... More 

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Mesilla, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We took a guided tour among the towering rock formations to see ancient petroglyphs and paintings by native americans. Crawling on our bellies and sliding on our backs into various "caves" and crevices made the tour all the more worthwhile. A truly unique adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love hiking in this area. I suggest you take a guided tour. There are several to choose from. This place has a fascinating history. Take plenty of water and enjoy.

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Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938
Phone Number: 915-857-1135
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso

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