Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Hueco Tanks is an area not only of significant historical interest, but it is also an incredibly beautiful natural area. The "tanks" are reservoirs of water that fill up during the rare desert rains. Hueco Tanks is also well known for its rock climbing areas.
Desert. Hot in the summer, cool in the winter.
East: Driving out of the Guadalupe Mountains west, about one hour. West: Driving from El Paso, go east on Montana for about 23 miles.
It costs $5 per person to visit the park for any length of time. Children under 12 are free.
Much of the park is actually restricted and requires signing up for special ranger-guided tours to see certain areas. In addition, during inclement weather, the park may be partially closed off.
All of Heuco Tanks is best viewed by foot. It is not a very accessible area and for persons with handicaps, much of the park will be inaccessible.
- Historic sites and art
- A landscape teeming with desert flora and fauna
- Rock Climbing
- Ranger-guided tours