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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
+1 915-857-1135
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Interesting place for day hikes. Only ⅓ of the park is open to everyone

Because of the popularity and the native american history here, only the northern hill is available... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert B
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Slidell, United States
Great!

Stunning views! Lots of history. Bring binoculars, don't wear shorts if you scramble up the rocks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RustyJohnsonCity_TN
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Johnson City, TN
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (34 reviews)
“guided tour” (35 reviews)
LOCATION
6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
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+1 915-857-1135
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"rock climbing"
in 34 reviews
"guided tour"
in 35 reviews
"make reservations"
in 11 reviews
"north mountain"
in 10 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 9 reviews
"pictographs and petroglyphs"
in 5 reviews
"native americans"
in 9 reviews
"limited number"
in 5 reviews
"mandatory video"
in 3 reviews
"self guided"
in 7 reviews
"off limits"
in 6 reviews
"call ahead"
in 7 reviews
"few tips"
in 3 reviews
"carlsbad caverns"
in 4 reviews
"bring water"
in 7 reviews
"cooler months"
in 3 reviews
"great site"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of the popularity and the native american history here, only the northern hill is available to everyone all the time. But that is OK for an initial visit. Plenty to see and do.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views! Lots of history. Bring binoculars, don't wear shorts if you scramble up the rocks, take lots of water. Hiking boots aren't a must, but wear shoes that grip. This is an amazing place!

2  Thank RustyJohnsonCity_TN
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Traveling Thru hwy 62, saw and stop at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, nature at its best, the pictographs are amazing, had fun at this historic place.....

2  Thank Jorge F
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We were absolutely loving this park. I had been wanting to go for a while and we were able to book a campsite and morning tour. When we arrived we were introduced to the park by the knowledgeable staff and given all the important information...More

2  Thank WorldDuo
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Reservations are required for any activity at this site and only a limited number of people are allowed on the grounds at once, so make certain you have reservations. We signed up for the 3 hour hike with Tish and Dar on-line and we managed...More

4  Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We only had one night and only in a water site but felt lucky to get that! After the mandatory video which explains the unique features, both historically and geologically, we set up camp and almost immediately spotted big horned sheep up in the rocks...More

1  Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I tent-camped at Hueco Tanks in late February. The bad news first: the nights were very cold. It was between 29 and 40 degrees the 3 nights I was there. That's it for the bad news. Very nice tent sites with some privacy provided by...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We camped a night here in November 2017 and wished we had stayed longer. There is so much in this little place, from great scenery to excellent birding. But what really sets the place apart is the cultural heritage of the place. There is a...More

1  Thank cfandkn
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We stayed two nights, could have used one more day. Did rock art tour 1 with Dar and Tish. They are great guides and you can request a tour with them. We are not experienced climbers but had a great time exploring the unguided part...More

1  Thank peteandcindyonthego
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful unique terrain, cool petroglyphs, we saw a javelina and a bobcat during our visit. Cool rock formations and canyons for the kids to explore. Worth the booking

1  Thank jhatch87
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Lydia H
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
Not the trails.
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garciasolis
December 10, 2016|
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Response from bocasconnie | Reviewed this property |
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ArlynnKaufmann
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Christopher Y | Reviewed this property |
When we went it was 10 dollars per guest, parking included. There are what they consider easy rocks that you can climb as well as some advanced. For those that don't want to climb, there are pretty well laid out trails that... More
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