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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, El Paso
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed this campground! What a fantastic experience even for those that don't rock climb or seek strenuous hikes. We were in site #1, right up against the rocks. Sites are spaced well a...  more »
  • My husband and I stayed one night at Hueco Tanks. The campground here seems to be an undiscovered gem, at least in early October. There were very few campers. Each camp site has a concrete pad with pi...  more »
  • Hueco Tanks is a beautiful "desert sanctuary" as they call it. There is a large cluster of "mountains" or large boulders with "huecos" or natural rock basins where water collects in the desert. We cal...  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.