Hueco Tanks was the site of the last Indian battle in the county. Apaches, Kiowas, and earlier Indian groups camped here and left behind pictographs telling of their adventures. These tanks served as watering places for the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. Climbing at Hueco Tanks Activities: The site includes a historic ranch house that serves as the park's interpretive center, and ruins of a stagecoach station. Activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, birding, nature study, viewing of prehistoric and historic pictographs, stargazing, slide shows, and guided tours.
Note: Advanced res. Reservations are recommended for visitors planning a trip to Hueco Tanks.
Great place to relax. Close to high way Joe Battle and Montana for easy access to the city. From Mobile to More Settled Lifeways Pottery came into use around 1, years ago in the western Trans-Pecos area, marking the beginning of the Formative period. People abandoned the pueblos, Hueco Tanks, and most of the region, although some groups may have remained, including the Manso and Suma who were encountered along the Rio Grande around years ago. Deer and other animals were painted on the rocks by early people, perhaps during rituals at Hueco Tanks.
For day-use reservations for the next day only or for camping or tour reservations, please call the site at , 8 a. For all other day-use reservations, please call the Central Reservation Center at Tour Schedule: Tours are free with paid entry to the site. On pictograph tours, guides lead visitors to various areas of the site, showcasing examples of pictographs representing three distinct cultures. Guides also provide information about the site's geology, flora, fauna, and history.
All tours subject to guide availability. Pictograph Tours: Wednesdays — Sundays by advance request a. There are no playgrounds. American Indians have been iving around or visiting Hueco for the passed years.
The rocks are adorned with more than 2, pictographs and petroglyphs representing one of the largest collections of Indian Rock Art in North America and as such draws hundreds of visitors, not to climb, but to view this ancient and beautiful art. To help protect the rock art and better supervise climbers, the state adopted a management plan in that imposed a daily limit of people. Of those, people can visit the East and West mountains, but only if accompanied by a guide.
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The Apaches hated and feared Jim Tanner. They called him El Cazador, The Hunter, because he always returned them to the reservation. Dead or alive. In the summer of , a battle ensued between the Kiowa and Tigua at Hueco Tanks, the massive outcropping of igneous rock, located on the western flank of the Hueco Mountains, 28 miles east of Ysleta. A group of mounted Tigua warriors surprised a war party of some ten Kiowa at Hueco Tanks.
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