Climbing & Bouldering
The Hueco Rock Ranch was established as a campground. Semi-primitive camping can be purchased by the night or for a season. Newly expanded to over 10 acres, the ranch provides lodging to over 5000 campers per season. Whether you plan on pittching a tent, towing a trailor, or just setting up in your truck, the ranch has all the facilities to make your stay here at Hueco an enjoyable one. Reservations are not required to camp at the ranch. If you show up late please find a spot and we’ll catch up with you in the morning. Available tours include Bouldering, Roped, Deborah Cool-Flowers Tours, etc.
Just a 45-minute drive east from downtown El Paso, Hueco Tanks, one of the most historical sites in Texas, because of its pictographs and its use as a stagecoach stop along the old Butterfield Trail, is a haven for rock climbers from around the world. Climbing, hiking, rock art, and birding tours are held regularly. Camping is available. Access is limited to control crowd size, and reservations are strongly recommended even for daytime visits.
Nestled on the south eastern side of the Franklin Mountains and surrounded by desert canyon walls, McKelligon Canyon is a popular destination known for its rock climbing, hiking, running, walking and biking. Visitors have a variety of rock climbing routes to choose from and the symmetric terrain is filled with crevices and cracks. All hiking trails including the Ron Coleman Trail begin at the end of McKelligon Canyon and are open year round. Please note, McKelligon Canyon is part of the Franklin Mountains State Park and therefore is subject to fees and restrictions from the Texas parks and Wildlife Department.