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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
+1 915-857-1135
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Fun stop

This was nice little place to kill a couple hours boulder hopping. The do have some serious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shane W
Las Vegas, Nevada

Not much to see if you cannot scramble over the rocks..... We arrived around 4pm. The ranger said... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caro M
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (32 reviews)
“guided tour” (33 reviews)
6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
+1 915-857-1135
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was nice little place to kill a couple hours boulder hopping. The do have some serious policies and the trails are kind poorly marked. Normally, that wouldn't bother me, but they make you watch a film about staying on the trail and such. Anyway,...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see if you cannot scramble over the rocks..... We arrived around 4pm. The ranger said the entrance fee was $7 per person. I stated that we were a little late in the day, but, she said, the park is open until 6pm....More

1  Thank Caro M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful site but we had to wait 2 hours before we could get in without reservation. Definitely need to make reservations beforehand. Several people left without going in especially with little kids.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great trip. You have to watch a video before you get to go to the rocks, and part of the park is guided tour only, but it is definitely worth the trip out there. You have free reign of the rocks and...More

1  Thank benjiak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So so sad that this place was covered "from head to toe" with graffiti before it was protected. Yes, the rocks are so interesting as they differ from all around them, and finding "holes" full of water in such a desert landscape is interesting, BUT...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This is an oasis in the desert. Native people have gathered here for thousands of years. The tanks are water goes that are in the rock. Some are small, others the size of large ponds. The ecosystem is unique. Besides the tanks, there are pictographs...More

Thank Nadine H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We stopped at Hueco tanks on the way between El Paso and Carlsbad Caverns. We didn't plan ahead so we were only able to do the short hike but it was very enjoyable. Note that you are required to watch a 17-minute video before being...More

Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great hike, wear comfortable shoes. Be careful and bring water. Enjoy as a solo hiker or a group/ family activity.

Thank Sabina R
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this park to see the Jornada Mogollon rock art, and camped there two nights. We were able to reserve a tour in advance for our second day. The map provided to visitors isn’t detailed enough to locate much rock art and so the...More

Thank Crowhollow
Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you don't go on the staff lead rock art hike you're doing yourself a great disservice since you're missing out on most of the park.

1  Thank Joey G
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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
27 June 2016|
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Response from Roma P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay, there is a path that I believe would be ok for a scooter and you will have beautiful views of the desert landscape and mountains but you won't be able to see the pictographs from the trail, the trail... More