“View the ancient pictographs!”
The site includes a historic ranch house that serves as the park's interpretive center, and historic ruins. Activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, birding, nature study, viewing of prehistoric and historic pictographs, star gazing, slide shows, and guided tours. Tours: Tours are $2 per person, aged 5 and above, with paid entry to the site. On pictograph tours, guides lead visitors to various areas of the site, showcasing examples of pictographs representing three distinct cultures. Guides also provide information about the site's geology, flora, fauna and history. All tours subject to guide availability.
Mountain climbing and learning about what and who traveled these grounds years ago, is breathtaking
One of the best parks!! We came to spend the day, introductory video let you know more about how it became a State Park. Also super instructive about your "footprint" in the natural landscape. The Junior Ranger Program is great and the Rangers are so kind. I came with 3 kids under 9 and they loved the climbing and adventure, they completed they ranger program seated in the top of a rock. Did the small trail but it was a 3hrs experience at our own pace.
My family use to hike this area when I was a kid so I brought my son here so he could enjoy what I did. I was told when making reservations that part of the range was by tour only but when we arrived I realized that included 3/4 of the whole area. We hiked the open mountain in an hour and a half. Tours have to be arranged a week in advance. We reserved 2 nights of camping but only stayed one.
I understand the changes were made due to vandalism but I was very disappointed by the changes.
We saw lots of wildlife and the bathrooms and campsites were in good working order.
I do recommend this place but do reserve as many tours as you can in order to see the whole beautiful place.
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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
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