Hueco Tanks State Historic Site

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site is located in Texas, approximately 23 miles from El Paso.


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.

Get in

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.

Get around

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.



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