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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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Wonderful State Park

If you like climbing, or scrambling around on rocks, this place is for you! Not very crowded and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
El Paso, Texas
Wow, what a place

We went hiking with our children (ages 11 & 7) and we had a wonderful time. We climbed way up on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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 Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
+1 915-857-1135
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like climbing, or scrambling around on rocks, this place is for you! Not very crowded and it's a beautiful, quiet setting.

Thank WTXGuy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went hiking with our children (ages 11 & 7) and we had a wonderful time. We climbed way up on the rocks and it was a wonderful view from the top. The kids did well climbing. It was not too difficult for them and...More

Thank kaho01
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with Hueco Tank State park. Hueco is pronounced like Waco. We visited on a Sunday morning in June and there was plenty of parking. We took the 2.5 – 3 hour ranger guided tour that I highly recommend....More

Thank M J
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed exploring here. I suggest going early in the morning and bring some mosquito repellant wipes... Don't spray at the park because it is very environmentally delicate there and you don't want to kill any life forms. Then go on a couple of...More

Thank Kory C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The primary purpose of my visit so I was very disappointed to not see any, but the pictographs and plant tour were great! And I saw lots of quail, cottontails, jackrabbits, roadrunners, and even a - thankfully - dead rattlesnake!

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

didn't get to climb but the scenary is nice and looks like tons of fun to climb. Cool cliff drawings too.

Thank Riverbabe60
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Hueco Tanks has a lot to offer. If you're into rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, and scrambling, then this is the place for you! You must apply for a permit to use the area for each day. We had no trouble obtaining a permit one week...More

1  Thank kasejason
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Hueco Tanks is an interesting place. There are a small number of ancient pictographs (paintings - not to be confused with petroglyphs) visible on guided tours and in a few hidden public locations. But most are understandably off limits - for their protection and preservation....More

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site offers the individual who has a thirst for Southwestern Art a raw view of Native American Rock Art. Along with the history is the majestic Hueco range itself, a rare spot in an otherwise barren landscape. Rock climbers find this...More

Thank davetheriault
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of people here for Memorial Day weekend. If you want private tours to see off trail pictographs then call ahead and make reservations. You risk not seeing any intact pictographs by going out on your own. Beautiful rocks to climb. Free climb. Wall climb...More

Thank Rebecca A
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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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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