• 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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  • Williams Ranch Road Closed

    The Williams Ranch Road is currently closed due to flood damage. All trails in the park are currently open. For more information on closures 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?

Indian Paintbrush

The fiery, red-orange tips of the Indian Paintbrush are bracts of the plant that conceal the actual flowers. Most if not all paintbrush species are hemiparisitic, and depend on other plants to supply water and nutrients.