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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: +1 915-857-1135
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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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I've heard of Hueco Tanks for years, but this is the first time I was actually able to visit. We arrived late in the afternoon and only had to wait about a half an hour before we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard of Hueco Tanks for years, but this is the first time I was actually able to visit. We arrived late in the afternoon and only had to wait about a half an hour before we could go in. It was worth the wait and, to my delight, it allowed the afternoon sun to get lower to make for... More 

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Elbert, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked or hike the guest day so much we went back and took a tour. The $2 toe lasted 3 hours and was very informative. Would caution that it is a physical hike with climbing but well worth the effort. Petroglyphs from the Apache tribes dating 200 to 300 hundred years ago.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrive at the Park at 1100 on a Sunday morning. There were already 5 vehicles ahead of us waiting to get into the Park. They only allow 70 people in the Park at one time, so you may be waiting 5 minutes or 2 hours. We waited 10-15 minutes and left.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited done the guided tour on this park 2X. It is a good 3-4 hour tour. You will come to learn of some very interesting facts. Bring a camera! If you are into photography, awesome place to get nature pics. You can do a self guided tour but you wont get as much as a guided one. Wear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this campground! What a fantastic experience even for those that don't rock climb or seek strenuous hikes. We were in site #1, right up against the rocks. Sites are spaced well and offer privacy along with electrical and water hookups. We had to back in but there was plenty of space and it proved to be no... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

My husband and I stayed one night at Hueco Tanks. The campground here seems to be an undiscovered gem, at least in early October. There were very few campers. Each camp site has a concrete pad with picnic table, some with shelters over the pad/table. The restrooms and bath house were tidy. Hook-ups are electric and water, but a dump... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Hueco Tanks is a beautiful "desert sanctuary" as they call it. There is a large cluster of "mountains" or large boulders with "huecos" or natural rock basins where water collects in the desert. We called to try to make reservations but were unable to get through. We went anyway and were told we would have to wait for 12 people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Near El Paso, a good day trip or overnight camping. Interesting tours of plants or pictographs. Also rock climbing may be available. Some campsites with electric and water and some self guided tours.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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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