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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

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Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
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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Ancient Pictographs? Check. Pottery fragments on trail? Check. Glorious walking? Check!

Make a reservation so that they will have a docent on-hand (adds so much to the quality of your visit). Be on-time. Bring bottled water. Maybe a snack. Let your guide know how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a reservation so that they will have a docent on-hand (adds so much to the quality of your visit). Be on-time. Bring bottled water. Maybe a snack. Let your guide know how much time you have and they will plan a walk for an hour to several hours. If your party makes up the whole group on tour, bring... More 

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for mountain climbing and exploring. You can even take the tour from the park guide. It is a desert, so bring lots of water. There is no facility here. But if you like being outdoors this is a place for you.

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

excellent place for hiking, bouldering, camping and observing wildlife in their natural surroundings.

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

I Have Been To This State Park Many Times. People From All Over The World Come To Climb These Unusual Rocks. Some Are Professional Boulders That Climb With Out Ropes. Hands Only And A Crash Pad. Or You Can Just Climb To The Top On Your Own Time. Wear Good Shoes That Won't Slip And Plenty Water. There Is Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, unique place to enjoy nature. There are several tours available, but you can go and explore the north mountain on your own. You pay at the front building ($7) then your first visit, you have to watch a video as orientation. When you get out there you can hike, looking for cave paintings, climb over rocks... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park about 15 minutes from the Eastside of El Paso. If you want to beat the heat and sometimes the line you need to be there early. There is a small fee for each person and you must watch an educational video about the park and how to take care of it before you begin. You then begin... More 

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longview, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We did the guided tour the first day. We watched the movie with the history of the park and the rules for visiting. Joe Barrosa was our guide. He knew so much about the pictographs, petroglyphs, and the history of the area. Visitors must have a guide to be allowed to see a significant portion of the park. We hiked... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This place is a great find in the middle of the El Paso desert. It's a ways outside the city limits and depending on your cell carrier, you probably won't get service out here. I really enjoying come to this place because there are so many different areas to hike that it's impossible to see all of them in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

These rock formations are truly spectacular. There are many well preserved petroglyphs on the site and rangers to give insight into the ancient and more recent history of the site. Make sure to bring water as it gets very hot out there. People do get hurt out there, usually because they didn't follow park rules and/or Ranger's advice. I would... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy this state park. We go at least twice a year and we have still not "seen it all". In the summer, you should go early morning to avoid the hot sun. The video and tours are informative. Be sure and ask for the Kiva cave map at the ranger station.

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