Where Nature and Imagination Meet....

Come experience mountains and canyons, desert and dunes, night skies and spectacular vistas within a place unlike any other. Guadalupe Mountains National Park protects the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas, an environmentally diverse collection of flora and fauna, and the stories of lives shaped through conflict, cooperation and survival. Read More

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Visiting When Its Busy

In the fall and spring the park can fill to capacity. Learn how to plan ahead for a flexible and enjoyable visit.

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Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit? Discover the hiking, birding, backpacking, picnicking and many more opportunities that await you.

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Pets Prohibited on Most Trails

Opportunities for dogs are severely limited. We encourage visitors to think twice before bringing their dog to the park.

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Hiking the trails in the Guadalupes

Learn more about hiking the diverse trail system in the largest wilderness area in Texas.

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Backpacking in the Guadalupes

Begin here to plan your backpacking adventure, check out our recommended itineraries or create your own.

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Fifty Years As A Park

In the fall of 2022, Guadalupe Mountains will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the park's establishment in 1972.

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Check out the Park Store!

Check out the park store for all your favorite park memorabilia.

Last updated: December 13, 2021

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Salt Flat , TX 79847


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