We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938
Phone Number:
+1 915-857-1135
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 189 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Can't beat the history and the hicking...

To visit this national park is an honor. The history and visuals this park gives you is something you will take with you. Not to mention, it is one of the worlds mecca of rock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
George L
Add Photo Write a Review

189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 179: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To visit this national park is an honor. The history and visuals this park gives you is something you will take with you. Not to mention, it is one of the worlds mecca of rock climbing. People from all over the world flock here to do just that. So you can meet locals and world travelers in one place. Get... More 

Helpful?
Thank George L
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's been 2 years since I went on a challenging hike, this is fun for all ages...but I am nearly 70 years old and I don't want to slip and break a leg....hahaha

Helpful?
Thank ahernandezhill
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a bunch of rocks. Not worth the drive that far out of town. There's nothing there. Hard to see why this is even a historic site. It's just rocks, and this ain't no Grand Canyon.

Helpful?
Thank Pancho P
California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a reservation for the guided tour at Hueco Tanks and were beyond impressed with the guide and hike! It was a wonderful way to spend the day with family, the guides range of knowledge was excellent.

Helpful?
Thank TravelWiseN0W
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling with my dog and decided to stop by- it was a complete waste of my time and gas. Long wait to get into the area. Dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails. Make sure you plan ahead of time so this doesn't happen to you! Sad puppy!

Helpful?
1 Thank AdMun003
Level Contributor
40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hueco Tanks is a great place to hike and enjoy the history associated with Pictographs. Very fun hike!

Helpful?
Thank colleenc279
Nassau, New Providence Island
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was a lot of fun, beautiful scenery, a great hike, lots of low level rock climbing, and historic Native inscriptions and paintings to see! Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank compasspnt
Golden, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I've heard of Hueco Tanks for years, but this is the first time I was actually able to visit. We arrived late in the afternoon and only had to wait about a half an hour before we could go in. It was worth the wait and, to my delight, it allowed the afternoon sun to get lower to make for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Zane5100
Elbert, Colorado
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We liked or hike the guest day so much we went back and took a tour. The $2 toe lasted 3 hours and was very informative. Would caution that it is a physical hike with climbing but well worth the effort. Petroglyphs from the Apache tribes dating 200 to 300 hundred years ago.

Helpful?
Thank robinquentin
USA
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We arrive at the Park at 1100 on a Sunday morning. There were already 5 vehicles ahead of us waiting to get into the Park. They only allow 70 people in the Park at one time, so you may be waiting 5 minutes or 2 hours. We waited 10-15 minutes and left.

Helpful?
Thank DeputyDawg46

Travellers who viewed Hueco Tanks State Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Hueco Tanks State Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hueco Tanks State Historic Site and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Hueco Tanks State Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?