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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site reviews
Chances are 75% sure that you're going to get hassled by someone about something. If it's not a ranger, who are normally cool, it's going to be by some purple haired person insisting that you do...
Chances are 75% sure that you're going to get hassled by someone about something. If it's not a ranger, who are normally cool, it's going to be by some purple haired person insisting that you do... more »
Drive was about 45 minutes from downtown El Paso to the ranger station. Beautiful drive about 15 minutes before entering the actual park. If you enjoy looking at rocks/boulders, this is the place to go. Everywhere you look, there's amazing views. If this is your first time, you'll need to watch a video about the history and preservation, this is valid for one year. It is 7$ per person. Rangers are all very friendly and knowledgeable. Went in the early morning, make sure to pack water, hikes are short, but there is not much shade. A great place to learn and explore, a section is only available for self guided tours, there are guided tours available that let you explore more of the park. Definitely recommend going to this hidden gem. Encountered a few folks that were bouldering. A very family friendly place. Really appreciate all the that has been done to make sure this area is preserved and well maintained for many, many more generations to enjoy. There were lots and lots of wildflowers throughout the trails. Also, beware of the rattle snakes, saw two in the early morning, be alert, give them their space.
Great short hikes and lots of wildlife. Great birding spot and very beautiful rock formations. Staff was very helpful —-only hope that as others continue to enjoy this place it can stay preserved as much as possible. Really disturbing to see how much graffiti is on some of the rocks.
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