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Hueco Tanks State Park Announces July Events, Tours

Once again, the staff at the Hueco Tanks State Park and Historical Site invite residents and visitors alike to the park.  The schedule for July is now set, please note that some events require reservations.

July 8th | 8:30 Am | Rare Plant Tour | Max group of 10

Join us on a tour of the plant life located in Hueco Tanks SP&HS. Check out the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family that can only be found here in Hueco Tanks and nowhere else in the U.S.A! And learn some fun (and potentially gross) facts about native plants and the uses some of the local tribes had for them.

Call (915) 857-1135 x 0 for reservations.

July 8th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25

This event is for women who are not normally comfortable with the outdoors.  Join one of the female staff, or volunteers, as she discusses some of the common mistakes people make when they first start hiking, and experience some of the beauty of the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert in the early morning.

Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

July 8th | 7 Am | Yoga on the Rocks Tour | Max group of 10

Relax and de-stress with our guide from Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga, Beth M. and a beautiful morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks. Our yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135 x 0 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.

July 8th | 2:00 Pm | Guest Lecturer Tim Gibbs of Big Bend State Park | No Max Group

In partnership with the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, we will be hosting Big Bend State Park Archaeologist Tim Gibbs, as he presents on Prehistoric Cultures of the Big Bend Region. The talk is free admission, and will be located at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology ( 4301 Transmountain Road )

July 15th | 7:30 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25

Richarch Hermosillo, one of the leading amateur ornithologists of our region, takes a band of early morning birders out to try and check some “lifers” off of their lists.  Binoculars, water, snacks, and sunscreen are recommended for this tour. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

July 27th | 8 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve

Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff on an awesome night of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but not required.

This event will be on a first come, first serve basis.  So be sure to arrive early to the park!

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