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

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

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?

Butterflyweed attracts many species of butterflies with its bright orange flowers and sugary nectar.

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), was a significant medicinal source for physicians in the late 19th century who used it extensively as an expectorant and to treat smallpox. It bright-orange blossoms produce an irresistible nectar for butterflies, and thus its common name.