Now that Summwer's over and temperatures are freakin’ cooling down, it’s a great time to go hiking!

El Paso is currently enjoying the nicest time of the year. Cooler temperatures, spring-like conditions, little wind, etc.  So, here's another great idea to get you and/or the family out of the house and away from phones and video games for a while.

Hueco Tanks, located in far east El Paso, is a place where you can:

hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery. - tpwd.texas.gov

Hueco Tanks is mainly a day-use park however, they do have 20 campsites.  To learn more about the park, click here.

To get there, take I-10 east to Loop 375. (West side/Northeast residents can take Loop 375 the whole way.) Follow 375 to Montana, (otherwise known as US-62/US-180), and follow it to Hueco Tanks Road. The park is located at 6900 Hueco Tanks Rd, No. 1.