Details: Hueco Tanks State Park, Texas

July 3, 2014
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GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines offer one-stop flights from all three Washington-area airports to El Paso, Texas. Hueco Tanks is 32 miles northeast of El Paso.

WHERE TO STAY

Holiday Inn Express
and Suites

11825 Gateway Blvd. West
El Paso

888-465-4329

www.ihg.com

Not far from downtown El Paso. Rooms start at $99.

Hueco Tanks Campsites

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd. No. 1
El Paso

915-857-1135

www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Sleep under the desert stars. $16 a night for a site with water and electricity.

WHERE TO EAT

Cattleman’s Steakhouse

3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd. Fabens

915-544-3200

www.cattlemanssteakhouse.com

Chow down on Texas-size ribeyes on a working ranch. Entrees start at $30.

Montana Vista Grocery

14700 Montana Ave., El Paso

915-849-1155

vistasupermarkets.com

Pair a homemade agua fresca (papaya’s especially tasty) with a made-to-order Mexican burrito at $4.99 a pound.

WHAT TO DO

Hueco Tanks State Park
& Historic Site

6900 Hueco Tanks Rd. No. 1
El Paso

915-849-6684

www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Take a guided tour through remote parts of the park. Park admission $7; children 12 and younger free. Guided tours $2; children younger than 5 free. Tours must be booked in advance. To book a self-guided tour, call 512-389-8900.

El Paso Museum
of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Rd.
El Paso

915-755-4332

www.elpasotexas.gov

Includes artifacts of the Jornada Mogollon peoples, such as woven sandals, gaming pieces and a mortar and pestle used to make paint. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

INFORMATION

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C.D.

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