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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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Beautiful sunset!

I took my NYT and a cup of coffee and enjoyed the best sunset ever. Be careful on your way up and follow the trails/chains. Easy to fall but very enjoyable.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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El Paso, United States
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El Paso, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my NYT and a cup of coffee and enjoyed the best sunset ever. Be careful on your way up and follow the trails/chains. Easy to fall but very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite a ways out of the city limits so go prepared with plenty food, water, and supplies. The area can be enjoyed by any layman if you take easy walks around the walks. But if you want to get into the rock climbing take the appropriate supplies. Take full advantage of the tours and tour guides. There is... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Saw this park on a list of top ten outdoor stops in Texas. Would have never guessed that such a pretty little oasis in the desert exists this close to El Paso. Lovely electric and water sites for RVs and camping in two small loops (probably 25 sites total) some of which could accommodate a large Class A rig. Nice,... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Called ahead for details about the hiking and to get a reservation for the guided tour, I called about 2 weeks in advance and was able to get on the 2 pm tour. I discussed with the person taking the booking what some scrambling on rocks would mean. The person explained that this would not be a problem. He stated... More 

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Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit but a pain to get reservations for the guided tour. We had to call three different numbers. They have a self guided tour but limited numbers so one needs to get there early to get in line. Probably no line during week. Call ahead to make a reservation for the guided tour and then take the self... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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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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