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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 48 attractions in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My son attends an archeology camp ever year at the El Paso archeology museum and on their last day we go as a group to Hueco Tanks for a day trip. I've been out here many times by myself but it's really good to go on a guided tour so you can learn all the history involved! You never will... More

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Alpine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Recently camped several nights at Hueco Tanks State Historic Park which is about 30 minutes northeast of El Paso. We enjoyed our stay. Nice small quiet campground. But it may not be for everyone due to the restrictions. The park itself is only about 830 acres and most of that is closed to the public – unless you are on... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I cannot climb the rocks like I used to, but love this area. The kids and experience rock climbers love it here. Archaeologist and anthropologists -- don't miss it. You get an orientation before entering because it is a sacred Indian campground. A treasure for all.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I haven’t been here in a number of years. This is a good place to visit if you are already in town, but perhaps not worth a long drive. Years ago, more of the park was easily accessible than it is now, but local vandals damaged some pictographs, and the visitor load and some hiking is regulated. You may want... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is magical and beautiful here. This place is great for climbers, boulders and site seeing. With a 13-B rated cliff, this is a place to be and I also got to meet people from all over the world.

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you are anywhere near here and have any interest in archaeology you should go to this park. Very unusual mountains with tons of caves and lots of paintings and drawings indicate from native Americans hundreds of years ago. This is my second trip here and still haven't come close to seeing it all.

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Georgetown, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This place is amazing if you like to hike or just sit and look at the beauty of the land. The park give a spectacular view of the mountains from the campsites. To see some of the areas you have to book a guided tour and I strongly suggest you do this. The tours are lead by volunteers who have... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Enjoyed the sight seeing, nature, the history, old cave paintings and hiking with our four kids. Neat experience!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I visited his brother and wife who are stationed in El Paso. Neither of us had ever been and were excited to explore some of its natural beauty. We spent several hours here hiking and scaling the rocks. There are some areas that are only to be accessed with a guide. We did not reserve the guide... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Hueco (pronounced "Waco") tanks is a world class rock climbing area. The pictographs are exceptional. A short class is required and reservations are recommended as they limit the number of visitors.

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