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Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

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Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No 1, El Paso, TX 79938
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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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great hike

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
vickiepingo
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had alot of fun with the kids, nice day, beautiful views, really enjoy going there but the park limits access so unless you go early you might not be able to get in, or you will have to wait until people leave before you can enter, only drawback but it keeps it nice there. A Lot of cool shady areas... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A state park with great pictographs and bouldering. You must plan well in advance, however, as admission to the park is limited to a certain number of people. Also, if you want to see the pictographs you are better off with one of the volunteer guides.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little trip for the family to enjoy the sights of the Hueco. Don't forget to have a picnic, enjoy and enjoy your family!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

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El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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!

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