Embracing a Healthy Family: Homeschool Trip Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

Homeschool Trip Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

Our homeschool adventure of the past took us to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site in El Paso County in Texas.  Taking advantage of the site's beauty, we also utilized it for a photo op for our non-profit.  It was a beautiful site and for those that don't know, for thousands of years, people traveled to these rock hills in far west Texas. They also visited for the rainwater that pooled in the natural rock basins also called huecos (“whey-coes”). 

There are surprisingly many things to do but much attention is given to avoid disrupting and causing damage to the sacred grounds:

  • Study nature
  • Hike
  • Rock climb
  • Picnic
  • Bird watch
  • Star gaze
  • View pictographs and petroglyphs
  • Partake a guided tour
  • Self-guided tours - passes are available for up to 70 people a day to cross the North Mountain
  • Visit the interpretive center
  • Camp in the 20 available sites

There is also a Ranger program for those five and up.  To take advantage of other offerings, there is an activities page, an events page and a Junior Explorer Pack.

The girls enjoyed the park and learning about the vast number of people that would travel via coach and stop for water and rest was interesting.  

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