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

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

Wildlife Observations

The park's temperate climate supports a rich diversity of animal species. Many are secretive or nocturnal and rarely seen, while others are common throughout the park. Click on one of the links below for a complete list of the wildlife observations for any month of the year.

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Did You Know?

The 4X4 road to Williams Ranch crosses the old Butterfield Overland Mail stage route.

The Pinery Station, located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, was one of the most favorably situated stage stops on the original 2,800-mile Butterfield Overland Mail route, and the highest, located at 5,534' in Guadalupe Pass. More...