• 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

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?

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.