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Hueco Tanks State Park Park Programs

September

Women Hikes.

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938     

9:00 A.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join us for a woman 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. Hike will be limited to 25 participants. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Please call for reservations as they will be required. To reserve please call (915) 857-1135

 

Rare Plant Tour

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee: $9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join us on a tour of the rare plant life located at Hueco Tanks SP&HS. See plants like the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family only found at the Site. This tour is limited to ten participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Call (915) 857-1135 to reserve a spot.

Tai Chi on the Mountain

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee: $ 9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join a Tai Chi instructor for a morning of exercise. Tai Chi has been shown to also increase balance, flexibility and strength, perfect for those hikes on the mountain. This tour is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult. To reserve please call (915)857-1135

 

From the Roots to the Fruits

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee $ 9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join a Certified Master Herbalist and Master Gardener for a look at how Native Peoples utilized the plants of Hueco Tanks to make food, medicine, clothing, tools, weapons, and so much more. This tour is limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Please call for reservations as they are required. To reserve please call (915)857-1135

 

Birding Tour

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

7:30 A.M.

Fee $2.00/$9.00

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you. Tour leave from the Park’s Interpretive Center at 7:30 a.m. Things to bring: Water, binoculars, camera, bird guide / ID book, good hiking shoes, and enthusiasm! Tour is limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $ 9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12 To reserve a spot on the tour, please call (915) 857-1135

Celebration of our Mountains Pictograph Tours

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee $2.00/$9.00

(915) 857-1135

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site will like to invite the community to travel back in time with two different Rock Art tours on Sunday September 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Visitors to Hueco Tanks SPHS are surrounded by the vestiges of thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history that gave meaning to the diverse groups of past visitors.

Rock Art 1 Tour will focus mainly on the Tigua, Kiowa, and Mescalero Apache pictographs. These are among the group of Native Americans who have historically visited Hueco Tanks and consider it a meaningful part of their past and present heritage. This tour does require some scrambling. (duration approx. 2hrs-3hrs)

Rock Art 2 Tour will focus on prehistoric images such as animals, birds, and large-eyed figures. The large-eyed figures may have represented rain or storm deities and are attributed to an indigenous group called the Jornada Mogollon. (duration approx. 3hrs- 4hrs)

Tours will be limited to 25 participants for each tour and reservations will be required. To reserve please call park office at (915)857-1135.  Please be sure to bring sturdy shoes, lots of water, snacks, sun protection, and your sense of adventure!

 

Stargazing at Hueco Tanks

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:00 P.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site Staff a night of Stargazing, Stories, and Planetary Viewing. Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but it is not required. There will be no reservations for these events. Groups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will cap visitation at 100 people. Gates close promptly at 7:30p.m. no exceptions. Cost is $ 9 per adult ages 13 and over and $ 2 per child ages 5-12. Please sure to bring weather appropriate clothing, water, snacks, blankets, and chairs if so desired. For more information please call us at 915-857-1135

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park

Located on Transmountain Road on the west side of the mountains

9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Join us for a Casi Chilli cookoff, outdoor activities, music, food, hikes, dancers, and lots of other fun stuff. Fall is here, and the scorching heat is gone, so come on out to the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park.

 

JR. Ranger Day

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

10:00 A.M.

Fee $2.00/$9.00

Join a Park Ranger and participate in nature programs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and discover the wonders of the desert as we identify plants, animals, and the history of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Reservations are required as program is limited to 25 participants. Please call for reservations at 915-857-1135

 
October

USO Event

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee

This event is not a public event and will need to contact the USO office at FT Bliss

 

Women Hikes.

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938     

9:00 A.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join us for a woman 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. Hike will be limited to 25 participants. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Please call for reservations as they will be required. To reserve please call (915) 857-1135

 

Rare Plant Tour

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:30 A.M.

Fee: $9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join us on a tour of the rare plant life located at Hueco Tanks SP&HS. See plants like the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family only found at the Site. This tour is limited to ten participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Call (915) 857-1135 to reserve a spot.

 

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Interpretive Fair

Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st, 2018

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:00 AM

Fee: Free

(915) 857-1135

The 24th annual interpretive fair held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8am to 9pm and Sunday October 21, 2018 from 8 am to 6 pm. This event is a family oriented and focuses on the use of outreach and education to inspire the preservation of the Site’s natural and cultural resources.

 

Stargazing at Hueco Tanks

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

7:00 P.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site Staff a night of Stargazing, Stories, and Planetary Viewing. Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but it is not required. There will be no reservations for these events. Groups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will cap visitation at 100 people. Gates close promptly at 6:30p.m. no exceptions. Cost is $ 9 per adult ages 13 and over and $ 2 per child ages 5-12. Please sure to bring weather appropriate clothing, water, snacks, blankets, and chairs if so desired. For more information please call us at 915-857-1135

 

JR. Ranger Program

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

10:00 A.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

Join a Park Ranger and participate in nature programs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and discover the wonders of the desert as we identify plants, animals, and the history of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Reservations are required as program is limited to 25 participants. Please call for reservations at 915-857-1135

 

Birding Tour

TBD

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:00 A.M.

Fee $2.00/$9.00

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you. Tour leave from the Park’s Interpretive Center at 8:00 a.m. Things to bring: Water, binoculars, camera, bird guide / ID book, good hiking shoes, and enthusiasm! Tour is limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $ 9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12 To reserve a spot on the tour, please call (915) 857-1135

November

JR. Ranger Program

Sunday, November 3rd, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

10:00 A.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

Join a Park Ranger and participate in nature programs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and discover the wonders of the desert as we identify plants, animals, and the history of Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Reservations are required as program is limited to 25 participants. Please call for reservations at 915-857-1135

Volunteer Guide Training

Saturday and Sunday, November 10th, and 11th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:00 A.M.

Fee: Free

Training is focuses in individuals that will like to become volunteers under the Texas Parks and Wildlife/Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Training will take place at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site and space is limited. Strongly encourage for interest participants to contact the parks office for further information.

Women Hikes.

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938     

9:00 A.M.

Fee: $2.00/$9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join us for a woman 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. Hike will be limited to 25 participants. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Please call for reservations as they will be required. To reserve please call (915) 857-1135

 

Rare Plant Tour

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:30 A.M.

Fee: $9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join us on a tour of the rare plant life located at Hueco Tanks SP&HS. See plants like the Comal Snakewood, a member of the Buckthorn family only found at the Site. This tour is limited to ten participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Call (915) 857-1135 to reserve a spot.

Tai Chi on the Mountain

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee: $ 9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join a Tai Chi instructor for a morning of exercise. Tai Chi has been shown to also increase balance, flexibility and strength, perfect for those hikes on the mountain. This tour is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult. To reserve please call (915)857-1135

 

Turkey Trot Hikes

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

11:00 A.M.

Fee: $2.00/$ 9.00

(915) 857-1135

Trot on out to Hueco Tanks and work off some of that turkey with our Turkey Trot hikes. We will be offering three different types of hikes that cater to the abilities of everyone. Hikes include family, easy, moderate and strenuous. Reservations are required, and spots are limited to 10 people per moderate and strenuous hikes and 25 per easy hikes. The cost is $9 per adult ages 13 and over and $2 per child ages 5 to 12. Please bring sturdy shoes, water, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing.

From the Roots to the Fruits

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

9:00 A.M.

Fee $ 9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join a Certified Master Herbalist and Master Gardener for a look at how Native Peoples utilized the plants of Hueco Tanks to make food, medicine, clothing, tools, weapons, and so much more. This tour is limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Please call for reservations as they are required. To reserve please call (915)857-1135

 

Birding Tour

TBD

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

8:00 A.M.

Fee $2.00/$9.00

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is visited by over 200+ different species of birds throughout the year and this is your chance to see some of them! Whether you are a birder or just curious how to tell one bird from the other, this tour is for you. Tour leave from the Park’s Interpretive Center at 8:00 a.m. Things to bring: Water, binoculars, camera, bird guide / ID book, good hiking shoes, and enthusiasm! Tour is limited to 10 participants and reservations are required. The cost is $ 9 per adult 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12 To reserve a spot on the tour, please call (915) 857-1135

Stargazing- Meteor Shower Andromedid

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, El Paso Texas 79938

7:00 P.M.

Fee $2.00/$ 9.00

(915) 857-1135

Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site Staff a night of Stargazing, Stories, and Planetary Viewing. Visitors are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, but it is not required. There will be no reservations for these events. Groups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will cap visitation at 100 people. Gates close promptly at 6:30p.m. no exceptions. Cost is $ 9 per adult ages 13 and over and $ 2 per child ages 5-12. Please sure to bring weather appropriate clothing, water, snacks, blankets, and chairs if so desired. For more information please call us at 915-857-1135

 

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