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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, El Paso

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TripAdvisor
  • 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 , ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
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  • Hueco Tanks is one of the few parks in El Paso that is not completely dog friendly, and for good reason: the park is also a protected archaeological site. Dogs can stay on paved roads and picnic areas only. Make sure to bring your camera and sense of adventure there’s plenty of interesting rock art and unique formations to admire. Cost to enter the park is $7 and the parking around the main office is pretty sparse, but it’s usually not packed. After you pay your fee, I’d recommend you check out the 'Escontrias House' first, a building that has been on the Hueco Tanks property for a very long time and is now a museum. The free trail is great, but if at all possible, book a guided hike instead. The guided tours are $2 and offer views of areas that are typically not open to the public. It’s also better to visit during the fall, when the heat isn’t as harsh.
  • We originally tried to visit on a Saturday afternoon, but only 70 people are allowed into the self-guided area at a time and 10 people were already ahead of us in the queue. We returned on a Monday afternoon when the park was much less full and got right in. My wife and I spent three hours exploring on our own and taking in the surrounding desert; it was wonderful.
  • Lots of fun but make sure to stop by the front office. I walked right by and didn't know to pay, you don't want to get kicked out! Other than that the park is great, but some parts you need a guide, which costs money too.
  • Historic place to visit with beautiful views. Get out walkabout and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Be sure to make a reservation before you go. They only allow 70 people in at a time for the self-guided area. great park.