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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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nice place for rock climbing

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Riverbabe60
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Lubbock, Texas
Scramble To Your Heart's Content

Hueco Tanks has a lot to offer. If you're into rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, and scrambling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kasejason
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938-2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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.

Thank EBertiery78
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Aaguirre81
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...More

Thank Acooper913
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...More

1  Thank NYWanderer
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....More

Thank KyReserve
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garciasolis
Do the showers have hot water?
10 December 2016|
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Response from bocasconnie | Reviewed this property |
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ArlynnKaufmann
would like to hike and bike in Hueco Tanks Park the day after Thanksgiving, November 26. Is there an entrance fee? per car? or per person? can you make reservations for a car parking spot so we can be sure we get one? We will be 6 adults ages 35-72 and 3 children, ages 14, 13, 12 .......what can you suggest we do inside Hueco Tanks? thank you for your response Arlynn
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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How accessible is the park on crutches or with a roll about scooter? Are you you able to see some parts?
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
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