• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

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  • McKittrick Canyon and Salt Basin Dunes Closed

    McKittrick Canyon and the Salt Basin Dunes area is closed until further notice. Heavy rains have caused flooding and trail damage in the park. For more information on closures call 915-828-3251.

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El Capitan in summer.

Through All Seasons

Given the park's location at the leading edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, one might think that there are only two seasons here - wind and hot, but in actuality, each changing season lends a beauty all its own and creates stunning vistas all year long.

 

High Country Scenery

Guadalupe Mountains National Park features the highest peaks in the state of Texas and provides scenery not typically associated with the arid deserts of the Trans Pecos region. Enjoy views from the high-country trails of the park.


Did You Know?

Desert coyotes are fairly common in the park

Desert coyotes feed on delicacies such as crickets, quail, cactus fruits, rodents, and carrion. Weighing half as much as coyotes elsewhere, they have shorter, thinner, and paler fur which not only blends with the barren landscape, but also helps dissipate heat.