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Hueco Rock Ranch FAQ
When will  the Hueco Rock Ranch (HRR) be open during the 2014-2015 season?
The HRR will open on the 29th of October 2014 and close on the 6th of April 2015. Book your space now.

Is the Hueco Rock Ranch only open to American Alpine Club Members?
No, the HRR is open to everyone, be they members, climbers, or who ever. There are however different rates for members and non-members, and depending on your length of stay becoming a member can quickly pay for itself. Become a member.

What is the pet policy?
There is a no pet policy at the HRR. This is for many reasons. The main being that no pets are allowed in most of the Hueco Tanks State Park, resulting in pets being left unattended for long periods of time. Liability, sanitary, and safety concerns for both pets and guests are also contributing factors.

Is the barn open?
The barn is open, to anyone staying at the Ranch, while the HRR is open.  
 
Can I ship something to the ranch?
Please contact ranch staff before shipping to the ranch. Packages shipped to unknown names will be returned to sender. A better option is to ship general delivery at Sandy Creek Post Office 2100 GEORGE DIETER DR
EL PASO, TX 79936-9998.

What is available for accommodation options?
There are several options for you lodging pleasure.
1) There is the house.  It is right up there with the nicest spots climbers get to stay. There are several different room options, from private to bunk and several in between.
2) Camping.  Sites have been cleaned and delineated and with the renovation of the barn, there is a great spot for all your cooking, bathroom and lounging needs. Camping at the HRR has never been better.
3) If you have your own road-tripping machine, then there are numerous nice flat spots which are easy to pull into and set up in.  All with-in close walking distance of the barn, if you feel the urge to get out and stretch you legs.

What time is check in?
If you are staying in the house the office is open till 8pm, and if you plan to arrive later than that please make note of that while making your online reservation.
You will be given a combo code for the front door; your room/bunk location will be posted on a board inside the house. Come on in and get some rest.
If you are in the campground, please stop at the information board in front of the barn and fill out a self-check in card, list your name, site number, length of stay and number of people in your party. If you have booked on-line deposit the envelope in the fee box and enjoy your night. If you do not have prior reservations, please also deposit the nightly camping fee in the envelope, this way we will not wake you up to collect payment first thing in the morning. If you do not have cash or checks, please visit the Office in the morning or  talk to staff in the morning.

When are quiet hours?
Quiet hours are between 10pm and 8am. There may at times be organized events, which go later or start earlier but otherwise this goes for the whole HRR property.

Are showers available for people not staying at the Ranch?
Yes, showers are available for those not staying at the Ranch.  Please see staff to buy a shower token.

How can I find a guide?
Please check out the Wagon Wheel Coopt website to find a tour. Click here to book a guide.

Is the water at the HRR potable?
We do everything we can to make it that way, but we are reliant on water delivery by trucks. For this reason we recommend you bring your own drinking water.

Is there recycling at the HRR?
Unfortunately there is only aluminum recycling available in the El Paso area, for this reason we encourage our guests to bring their beverage of choice in aluminum cans so we can reduce our waste generation.

Is there wifi available?
Yes we have wifi, but we have limited bandwidth and a slow connection, we ask that you use it sparingly and do not download or stream movies, videos or music.

Is there Laundry available at the Ranch?
No, there is not laundry available at the Ranch, but there are lots of laundromats along Montana Ave.

Isn't the HRR in the desert? Where do you get your water?
Yes, we are in the desert with an average rainfall of only 9.5 inches. The HRR has water delivered by truck and for that reason we ask that you conserve and are very conscious when going dishes or taking showers.