• 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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  • Trail closures from flood damage.

    Three trails remain closed: Bear Canyon Trail, El Capitan Trail from the Pine Springs trailhead, and the Salt Basin Overlook Loop section that begins at Guadalupe Canyon. For more information please call 915-828-3251

Printable Brochures

Below, we have provided high quality PDF files of our park brochures. These are printer friendly versions of hand-outs found in one of the three Visitor Center's. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files. Download for Mac or PC.

Basic Information

Day Hike Guide

Pine Springs Camp Ground

Historic Locations

Williams Ranch

Pratt Cabin

Frijole Ranch


Smith Spring Trail Guide


Roadside Geology Guide

McKittrick Canyon Geology

Geologic Time and Rock Formation

Geology of Western Escarpment

Backcountry Information

Hiker Safety


Horseback Riding

Other Languages




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.