• 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.

Things To Do

As the sun sets, the western sky behind the mountains is illuminated with color.
There are always excellent photographic opportunities
at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Photo - Courtesy of Dustin Nelson
 

Places to Go
There are several featured locations in the park that provide an interesting perspective of the park's cultural history, its world-class geological resources, and its austere beauty.

Outdoor Activities
The parks mild climate is suitable for a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout most of the year. Come and enjoy day hiking, camping, backpacking, wildlife viewing, birding, nature photography, star gazing and horseback riding (bring your own stock).

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.