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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
+1 915-857-1135
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Butterfield Express Stagecoach Trail

In the mid 1800’s Hueco Tanks was a stop for the stagecoach from St Louis to Sacramento as there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
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I remember climbing in the 90's. Today it's prohibited - for a reason. People never learn: Why take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
4everTX
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (34 reviews)
“guided tour” (35 reviews)
LOCATION
6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
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+1 915-857-1135
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"rock climbing"
in 34 reviews
"guided tour"
in 35 reviews
"make reservations"
in 11 reviews
"cave paintings"
in 6 reviews
"north mountain"
in 10 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 10 reviews
"pictographs and petroglyphs"
in 5 reviews
"limited number"
in 5 reviews
"native americans"
in 9 reviews
"mandatory video"
in 3 reviews
"self guided"
in 7 reviews
"off limits"
in 7 reviews
"call ahead"
in 7 reviews
"few tips"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 8 reviews
"carlsbad caverns"
in 4 reviews
"short video"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the mid 1800’s Hueco Tanks was a stop for the stagecoach from St Louis to Sacramento as there was water for the horses and travellers. The natural rock formations made from molten lava were created under layers of limestone. Over thousands of years the...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember climbing in the 90's. Today it's prohibited - for a reason. People never learn: Why take all your trash and graffiti to historic places? I don't get it. This a cultural site. Respect and enjoy it. Hot, dry and kind of challenging. This...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second time to Hueco Tanks State Park was just as great as the first. The El Paso weather was terrific. New visitors to the park are required to watch a short video which is very interesting. I would recommend starting with a guide who...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Because of the popularity and the native american history here, only the northern hill is available to everyone all the time. But that is OK for an initial visit. Plenty to see and do.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Stunning views! Lots of history. Bring binoculars, don't wear shorts if you scramble up the rocks, take lots of water. Hiking boots aren't a must, but wear shoes that grip. This is an amazing place!

2  Thank RustyJohnsonCity_TN
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Traveling Thru hwy 62, saw and stop at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, nature at its best, the pictographs are amazing, had fun at this historic place.....

2  Thank Jorge F
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We were absolutely loving this park. I had been wanting to go for a while and we were able to book a campsite and morning tour. When we arrived we were introduced to the park by the knowledgeable staff and given all the important information...More

2  Thank WorldDuo
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Reservations are required for any activity at this site and only a limited number of people are allowed on the grounds at once, so make certain you have reservations. We signed up for the 3 hour hike with Tish and Dar on-line and we managed...More

4  Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We only had one night and only in a water site but felt lucky to get that! After the mandatory video which explains the unique features, both historically and geologically, we set up camp and almost immediately spotted big horned sheep up in the rocks...More

1  Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I tent-camped at Hueco Tanks in late February. The bad news first: the nights were very cold. It was between 29 and 40 degrees the 3 nights I was there. That's it for the bad news. Very nice tent sites with some privacy provided by...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Lydia H
20 June 2018|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
Not the trails.
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garciasolis
10 December 2016|
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Response from bocasconnie | Reviewed this property |
yes
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ArlynnKaufmann
14 July 2016|
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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
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