• 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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  • Partial park closures from flood damage.

    Most trails and roads in the park have reopened. Current closures include the Frijole Foothills Loop, McKittrick Ridge, the northern El Capitan Trail section leading to Williams Ranch, and the Salt Basin Dunes Road. Call 915-828-3251 for info.

Video Profiles

Salt Basin Dunes

Salt Basin Dunes

Experience the shifting sands and solitude of the second largest white-sand gypsum dune field in the American southwest; where the sun is your only host...

 

Pratt Cabin

Found deep in the heart of McKittrick Canyon, Wallace Pratt's stone cabin provided an early retreat for the father of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

 

Frijole Ranch

Travel back to the early days of ranching in the Guadalupe Mountains at one of the oldest surviving homesteads in west Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Nesting Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are often described as "flying jewels" – for good reason. Most males have feathers in their gorgets which shine with a rich, jewel-like iridescence when light hits them. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is host to at least 8 species of hummingbirds, 4 of which are known to nest here.