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Hueco Tanks State Park announces May events

With Spring in full swing, and Summer right around the corner, Hueco Tanks State Park has a great schedule of hikes, caves, critters and much more for May.

To get to the park, 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.

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 trail

Hueco with Mom – Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Explore Hueco Tanks with mom! Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site as we embark on a new Mother’s Day tradition of getting outdoors with family. Come out for a moderate hike and enjoy the sights and sounds of Hueco Tanks with that very special lady, mom. Tour is limited to 20 participants and reservations are required.

Don’t forget: water, snacks, and appropriate apparel. Reservations required: (915) 857-1135

Fee: $9 per person 13 and over | $2 children 2-11 | $2 Texas State Park Pass holders

Rare Plant Tour – Saturday May 11th, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Join us on a tour of the rare plant life located at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. See super rare plants like Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family found nowhere else in the world.

This easy hike is open to participants of all experience levels.
Don’t forget: water, snacks, and appropriate apparel. Reservations required: (915) 857-1135

Fee: $9 per person 13 and over | $2 children 2-11 | $2 Texas State Park Pass holders

Woman’s Hike – Saturday May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Join us for a woman’s hike at Hueco Tanks, explore the site with a female ranger or volunteer and learn more about best hiking practices in the Chihuahuan Desert. This tour is open to women with all levels of experience and offers breathtaking view of El Paso and the surrounding mountains.

Don’t forget: water, snacks, and appropriate apparel. Reservations required: (915) 857-1135

Fee: $9 per person 13 and over | $2 children 2-11 | $2 Texas State Park Pass holders

Critters of the Night – Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Bring the whole family and explore Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site in the dark to learn about nocturnal critters! We will keep an ear and eye out for the wildlife that feel at home in the dark.

Please bring flashlights and water bottles and wear closed-toe shoes. Gates will close promptly at 6:30 p.m. Reservation are required as space is limited to the first 25 participants.

Don’t forget: water, snacks, and appropriate apparel. Reservations required: (915) 857-1135

Fee: $9 per person 13 and over | $2 children 2-11 | $2 Texas State Park Pass holders

Family Caving Hikes – Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

Spend the morning exploring the alcoves and crevices of Hueco Tanks! Join Hueco Tanks staff and volunteers as we explore the caves, nooks, crannies, and crevices of our diverse park.

There will be two guided tours, one moderate and the other strenuous both will involve some crawling and climbing. Minimum age requirement is 7 years old and reservations are needed.

Don’t forget: water, snacks, and appropriate apparel. Reservations required: (915) 857-1135

Fee: $9 per person 13 and over | $2 children 2-11 | $2 Texas State Park Pass holders

JR. Ranger-Buffalo Soldiers – Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Join park rangers as we learn about the Buffalo Soldiers, African Americans that served in the U.S. Military during the Civil War and continued to serve afterwards

Don’t forget: water, snacks, and appropriate apparel. Reservations required: (915) 857-1135

Fee: $9 per person 13 and over | $2 children 2-11 | $2 Texas State Park Pass holders

Ghost of the Ancients at Hueco Tanks State Park – Friday May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Listen if you will to hawks cry as they fly lazy circles above the cliffs. Footsteps echo faintly behind you on the path. As shadows lengthen and deepen, you feel yourself drawn into prehistoric caves and cliff spaces that whisper about ancient lands revered for millennia. Gaze upon the marks left by man on the rock over the past 8000 years.

The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society, in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife, is honored to partner with Hueco Tanks State Park to provide the first ever Paranormal fundraising Tour for Hueco Tanks.

All tickets will be sold on-line through our link and email confirmations must be shown at the park gate for entrance.

Please remember:

Stay on all posted trails at all times.
Any items or artifacts may NOT be picked up or touched.
Some areas we will be entering can be moderately strenuous.
Please bring water, bug spray, closed toed shoes, and clothing appropriate for the evenings weather.
Tickets are $20 a person.
Proceeds will benefit Hueco Tanks State Park.

We will meet at the Park at 7:30, as Gates will close promptly at 7:30 P.M. check-in and the tour will start at 8:00pm. Please follow all signs and directions the night of the tour

To schedule a Pictograph Tour call Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site (915) 857-1135.

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