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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

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Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
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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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Historic, Cultural, and Great Natural Site

Just an easy drive west of the city on Montana Ave., the Carlsbad Road. Great hiking trails and insight in the history and culture of native peoples who used this site as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just an easy drive west of the city on Montana Ave., the Carlsbad Road. Great hiking trails and insight in the history and culture of native peoples who used this site as a tank(water source)and as a ritual location. Extensive well-laid-out hiking trails through a rugged, scenic landscape of uniquely sculpted rock formations. Please Note: this is a premier destination... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hueco Tanks is an absolute treasure. You must plan ahead as the number of visitors at a time is limited due to past vandalism. See their website for phone numbers (the 915- is the local office) and other info. Without reservations, expect to wait in your car outside the gate until other visitors leave. There is also an orientation each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is stunning, with all the volcanic rock formations and the natural oasis in the middle of the desert. Of note, there is a limited number of people allowed in the site each day. You can either have a reservation (about 3 months in advance) or come before 10:00 am and wait to see if you can have a... More 

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alkreitner
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice rock formations - hard to imagine people climbing them safely. The guided hike to the pictographs and petroglyphs was interesting - lots of history. Jorge was very passionate and knowledgeable , but for us the walk was too long at 3 hours. 2 hours max would be ideal

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for hiking. They have events here and the one we went to was for a Pow Wow which was awesome.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

People interested in bouldering do not need an introduction to this world class bouldering site. The rangers offer guided hikes at varying levels of difficulty. Most of the park is off limits except on guided hikes, but the guided hikes won't feel limiting to most people. Reservations generally required for hikes and camping, and permits are required. Great site for... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had alot of fun with the kids, nice day, beautiful views, really enjoy going there but the park limits access so unless you go early you might not be able to get in, or you will have to wait until people leave before you can enter, only drawback but it keeps it nice there. A Lot of cool shady areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A state park with great pictographs and bouldering. You must plan well in advance, however, as admission to the park is limited to a certain number of people. Also, if you want to see the pictographs you are better off with one of the volunteer guides.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little trip for the family to enjoy the sights of the Hueco. Don't forget to have a picnic, enjoy and enjoy your family!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

To visit this national park is an honor. The history and visuals this park gives you is something you will take with you. Not to mention, it is one of the worlds mecca of rock climbing. People from all over the world flock here to do just that. So you can meet locals and world travelers in one place. Get... More 

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