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March Events at Hueco Tanks Include Clean Up Day, Stargazing, Birding & Sunset Hike

Staff and organizers once again invite the community out to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site for several fun events during the month of March.

In addition to the weekly events, there is an annual orientation program for visitors not participating in the events and looking to walk around the park on their own. Bicycles permitted only on designated paved areas. Pets allowed only in the campground and picnicking areas, not on the trails.

To get to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775 (where the UFO building is). Follow the road until it ends at the park.

March 4th | Climber’s Clean-Up Day | 10 Am to 1 Pm

Every year the Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition hosts a clean-up day at the park. This event is open to all people who are interested in coming out and helping us with keeping our park the amazing place it is!

Volunteers assist with removal of climbing chalk, creating erosion control features, trail maintenance, making seed bombs, and more! If you are free on Saturday, March 4th then you are welcome to join us. This does count for community service!

March 10th | 5 Pm | The Women of Hueco Tanks | Max group of 50

Guest speakers from the Tigua Tribe will be joining Hueco Tanks staff, as the women of the tribe remember their time in the park.  Discover the history of some of the awesome women that have called Hueco Tanks home!

March 11th  | 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 first starting to hike, 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

March 18th  | 8 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. Reservations are required. To reserve please call: (915) 849 – 6684

March 23rd  | 7 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!

March 25th  | 10 Am | Blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top | Max group of 50

Join Dr. Kendra Moore as she goes on an amusing journey through the history of beverage cans and their designs.  There will also be many Jimmy Buffett references in this fun Leave No Trace program.

March 26th  | 6 Pm | Sunset Hike | Max group of 60

Join Hueco Tanks staff and volunteers on a sunset hike through the park, and get some gorgeous shots of the backlit mountains during the “golden hour”! There will be 3 tours of varying difficulties.  Reservations are required, so please call (915) 849 – 6684 to reserve a spot on one of the hikes.

 

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