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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, El Paso

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  • 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 al...  more »
  • 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 
  • 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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  • 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.