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

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

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?

Butterfly observation is growing in popularity as a fun and educational nature activity.

With its temperate climate, abundant sunshine year-round, and several distinct life zones, Guadalupe Mountains National Park provides excellent habitat for butterflies; more than 90 species have been reported within the park.