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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 #3 of 50 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Forest Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a great time with my teenagers, lots of things to explore and learn. Mother nature at its purest. Will be back soon. Maybe we'll camp.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We could've spent an entire day here! The trails were wonderful and the video was very informative. I really wanted to see the mask pictographs, but was on a time schedule. I will be back!

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El Paso, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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