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

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

Schedule Of Events

Visitors enjoy a guided hike with a park ranger.

Join a park ranger or a dedicated volunteer for a special activity, talk, guided hike, or evening program about the unique natural and cultural resources of the park. A variety of activities will be offered during March (spring break), throughout the summer, and during fall colors (late October/early November). Programs vary, so check at the Pine Springs Visitor Center for a current schedule when you arrive.

 
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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.