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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!

June Events at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site include Father’s Day Campout

In celebration of Father’s Day, Hueco Tanks will be hosting a Family Camp-Out night filled with fun activities, games, and stories.

Park visitors can join Park Rangers and Guest Presenters as they talk about life on the trail during the old cowboy days, have some monkey bread and campfire coffee as you learn about the constellations, and try your hand at some good ol’ fashioned archery.

June 17 – 18th |Father’s Day Family Campout! | 5:30 Pm Check-in | Reservations Required Due to limited capacity, reservations for the campout are required. Starting on May 29th, call the park at 915-849-6684 to make reservations.  There is only space for 15 families, and a max of 6 people per family

In addition to the Father’s Day event, the park is hosting several other events during the month of June.

June 10th | 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) 857-1135×0 for reservations.

June 10th | 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

June 10th | 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) 857-1135×0 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.

June 17th | 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

June 22nd | 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!

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.