• 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.

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?

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.