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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: Camping, Rock climbing, 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Mesilla, New Mexico
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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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France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Another milestone in the American culture of overselling and underperforming. This miniature park is supposed to expose historical rock paintings. Three quarters of the park is accessible with guides only. Guided tours 2 times (TWO times) per WEEK ! Upon arrival you will meet many uniforms who have nothing to do, but no guided tours ! The maps given to... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Hueco Tanks is a little outside of El Paso, but easily a day trip, and you should probably plan to spend most of the day there. It's a unique spot, particularly to El Paso and the Chihuahuan Desert, because it has actual water on it, not pumped from anywhere, kind of like an oasis. Actually, exactly like an oasis. It's... More 

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

In the middle of the West Texas desert, just out from El Paso, lies HUECO TANKS. A Conundrum from the surrounding area. It is the results of pre historic volcanic action, providing an appreciation of a past Era. You can climb the rocks and enjoy a day of adventure in viewing the surrounding area fom atop these stones.

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ELP, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you are in the El Paso area, it's a must see. The best way to visit is certainly with reservations. You will not regret it

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There are many state parks centered around lakes or rivers in Texas, but this one is on the other extreme. Be prepared for an adventure, and be prepared for the elements. That being mostly heat and wild critters in Texas. You will view a movie to set the tone for your visit before entering the trail area. Then be ready... More 

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Vincennes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Got to see a real rattle snake! That was pretty amazing thing, stay on the trail and keep your eyes open. Bring water.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Love the sound of coyotes singing at night. Surprising find in the middle of flatlands. Like a huge pile of petrified dino dung. :) Great place to camp and explore.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

History lesson on survival, how people adapted to the lack of water. Time has stopped here. Long ways out plan on at least 1/2 a day. Take water & snacks or pack a lunch

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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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