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Head Out To Hueco Tanks This Month For Stargazing, Yoga On The Rocks, And Moonlight Hikes

courtesy: Patricia Martinez
courtesy: Patricia Martinez

 

I’m not an outdoorsy gal, so you know if I’m willing to go hang out someplace that is nothing but outdoors, it’s gotta be a great place to be. Hueco Tanks is worth the ride, easy to get to, and will take your breath away when you get there. Rocks for climbing, caves for exploring, and this month, a lot of great activities for the whole family.

Remember, this is an outdoor desert area. Take plenty of water, proper clothing (preferably closed-toe shoes), sunscreen, snacks, a cell phone, and enough gas in your car to get you out there and back. It really is a great family outing, so head east to Hueco Tanks this month!

To get to to Hueco Tanks, take Montana Avenue all the way into the Hueco Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775 (where the UFO building is). Follow the road until it ends at the park.

May 10th | 8:00 PM | Full Moon Hikes | First come first serve

The park is amazing during the day, but check it out under the stars! Reservations are required – call (915) 849 – 6684.

May 13th | 8 Am | Rare Plant Tour | Max group of 10

There is beautiful vegetation in Hueco Tanks. Walk through the park and learn about native plants and how the local tribes used them. Call (915) 849 – 6684 for reservations.

May 13th | 9 Am | Women’s Only Hike | Max group of 25

If you’re like me, you’re not an outdoorsy gal, but this will help you get more comfortable with the outdoors. Get hiking tips and enjoy the early morning in the Chihuahuan Red Sands Desert. Reservations are required – call (915) 849 – 6684.

May 20th | 7 Am | Yoga on the Rocks Tour | Max group of 10

Yoga in the wild with Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga. Yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135. Don’t forget to bring your own mat.

May 20th | 7:30 Am | Birding Tour | Max group of 25

Richard Hermosillo, a leading local amateur ornithologist, will take you through the park to check out our feathered friends. Bring along binoculars. To reserve a spot, call (915) 849 – 6684.

May 25th | 8 Pm | Hueco Tanks Stargazing | First come first serve

An evening of stargazing, stories, and planetary viewing. You can bring binoculars and telescopes, but they’re not required. First come, first served, so get there early.

May 27th | Outdoor Fitness Challenge! | 8:00 Am

See how you do with boulder hopping, cave exploring, hiking tours, and more! There will be new trails to hike, and crevices to explore. All activities are first come, first served. Check-in at 7:30 a.m.. All events begin at 8 a.m. on the dot.

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