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Great hikes, bouldering, and history

Loved it here. Wish I could have spent more time investigating the cave drawings, hiking the... read more

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Great hiking

This was our first visit, so we didn't know what to expect. Fortunately, we were among the first... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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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.
6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
+1 915-857-1135
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved it here. Wish I could have spent more time investigating the cave drawings, hiking the trails, and watching the climbers on the boulders!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChezChesak
Reviewed November 6, 2018

When I was a teenager growing up in El Paso, we used to go to Hueco Tanks for picnics and to ride the wild (?) burros, eat a picnic lunch and just hang out. Remembered it fondly. Went back a couple of weeks ago (80...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Robert D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was our first visit, so we didn't know what to expect. Fortunately, we were among the first 70 visitors to the park so we didn't have to wait. The hiking was strenuous...and without a guide we weren't able to find all the paths. Nevertheless,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank richardlange
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great hike and the volunteer guided tour is excellent. There is a bit of rock scrambling and I am a chicken, but it was fine.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 564LindaC
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a very small, protected area and you need advance reservations to visit, and are restricted where you can go. But we went here with our children and grandchildren to hike and see some petroglyphs, and it was totally worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank keil38
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Great place to see pictographs and learn about the native americans that once lived in the area. I love it here.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ermgarch
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Hueco Tanks attracts climbers from all over the world. I am always amazed at the diversity of visitors that I run into. It is a place that every El Pasoan needs to know, and a must-show to visitors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank br0wnbuffal0
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Fun to visit during fall or spring. Pretty hot in summer out there. Rocks are fun to run around on. Great picnic spot to take kids if your are in El Paso.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JWaters68
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We went to Hueco Tanks early in the morning on a Wednesday. There are limited permits each day to be in the park so that the natural fauna does not get destroyed by too many visitors. Once you stop at the ranger station to sign...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank foxynurseOxford_NY
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Great park with very helpful rangers . We didn’t have more than a couple of hours for the visit on our journey but well worth the stop. Rangers are helpful and friendly. Self guided walks available and you can tailor to your available time. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gilljm
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June 19, 2018|
Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
Not the trails.
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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