Hueco Tanks State Historical Park

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Hueco Tanks State Historical Park information

Location
Around El Paso , USA
Address
6900 Hueco Tanks Rd/FM 2775
Park
+1 915 857 1135
Reservations
+1 512 389 8911
More information
www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Prices
adult/child $7/free
Opening hours
8am-6pm
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About 32 miles east of El Paso, this 860-acre park contains three small granite mountains that are pocked with depressions (hueco is Spanish for ‘hollow’) that hold rainwater, creating an oasis in the barren desert. The area has attracted humans for as many as 10,000 years, as evidenced by pictographs. Park staff estimate there are more than 2000 pictographs at the site, some dating back 5000 years.