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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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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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Great Hiking

You'll definitely want to take the time to RSVP for the petroglyphs and pictographs tour. It's amazing, and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. It's a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Elena A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You'll definitely want to take the time to RSVP for the petroglyphs and pictographs tour. It's amazing, and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. It's a good, moderate hike. Make sure and take plenty of water and sunblock. Wouldn't recommend it for those who aren't used to a lot of walking.

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Thank Elena A
El Paso, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 spaces at this really great park. The kids saw animals, took a hike, slept in tents and loved it. The ranger led hike was a huge success. They are still talking about the pictographs and animal prints they found. Decent rest rooms and really clean camp area. I highly recommend this park.

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Thank suezeke41
LaGrange, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing State Park. .the hiking ,the wild life , camp sites , the beauty. I just can't say enough good things about this place. It's a must do!!!

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Thank bocasconnie
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place,great adventures along the Mission Trial. Birth place of the American Southwest! Great Climbing!

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Thank sbarron2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is a short drive from the city of El Paso. You have the opportunity to see awesome, preserved pictographs and desert plants and animals. Hikes range from easy to moderate. This site is protected for easier access make sure to call ahead reserve your spot on North mountain so you can explore on your own or book a... More 

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Thank Lilian M
Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great visit and hike at Hueco Tanks. There is a 15 min you must watch before hiking in the park. There are close to 2000 pictographs within the park and they are beautiful to see. Unfortunately people have gratified and damaged the history which has led to a lot of the pictographs being lost. The park has... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this park! Self guided has access to only one part of the park, and if you are cool with tour guide then you are open to the rest of the park. They do require that you watch a video on the history of the area as well as some dos and don'ts before you head out. We... More 

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

Wonderful bouldering, rock formations....pictographs and petroglyphs...fun trying to find them in the various rock formations....informative required introduction to the site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

History, nature, beautiful vistas available for everyone from the casual stroller to the experienced rock climber. Lives up to the memories from my childhood.

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Thank Carolina R
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited Hueco Tanks after living in the area for a year. It is easy to get to by vehicle. It is best to go in the morning when it first opens before it gets too hot and before there are too many people as there is a limited capacity in the park. Once that is reached, you have to... More 

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