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Great for the hardy hiker!

Hueco Tanks is a high desert "rock hills" area located just east of El Paso. It is listed as a "Day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ZinFanatik
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El Paso, Texas
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This is a state park I have visited several times, always discover something new. Great place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sabimax
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El Paso, Texas
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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.
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6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hueco Tanks is a high desert "rock hills" area located just east of El Paso. It is listed as a "Day Use" park but there are a limited number of campsites. This is an ancient area where for hundreds of years Native Americans came for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a state park I have visited several times, always discover something new. Great place to see pictographs and birds.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sabimax
Reviewed July 9, 2019

It takes about an hour to finally get to walk around the place and it is a dud and not so nice when you do. You first stop at the entrance station and go inside to fill out a form, which must be signed by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Scott M
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Hueco tanks is already beautiful as is. But if you go after the rain they have little ponds within for little creatures they have living there & it’s so beautiful! Just don’t touch the water because it’ll ruin their little ecosystem they have in there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

I have been visiting this place since I was younger when my parents would take us.It is a cool place to hike and climb rocks and if you are in the right areas,you can see some 1000 year old rock art painted by the original...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

We took a tour where a volunteer showed us the rock art from both pre- and post-contact Native people, as well as travelling settlers and traders, that made the desert's history seem to surround us.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tsmccarthy12
Reviewed June 8, 2019

We spent about three hours doing the self-guided hikes. It is a bit strenuous in places, for this 70-year old, but worth the effort. Bring plenty of water! You have to make reservations because a limited number are allowed in the park each day.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ron C
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We took a guided tour and it was amazing we had all different age groups and everybody enjoyed it The pictographs and everything that our tour guide pointed out or just beyond anything I could even imagine

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Always had a fabulous time here we would camp up in the rocks and when it rain you had a natural shower. Nothing more awesome than climbing around and coming upon a pictograph. Found a sunrise pictograph once, Wow!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

What a fascinating place. You can hike the trails at your own pace, but I highly recommend that you sign up for their guided tours. They offer different tours and even though we've repeated some of these tours, we learn different things with the different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lyds85
June 19, 2018|
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Not the trails.
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Response from 655christophery | 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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