Find Your Peak

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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Ten Essentials Plus One

Carrying the Ten Essentials (plus one) with you can help you be prepared for minor injuries, sudden weather changes, or unexpected delays.

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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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Volunteer

There are a variety of opportunities for you to volunteer your time and skills to serve at Guadalupe Mountains.

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Peaks and Highpoints

Eight of the ten highest peaks in Texas are located in the park. Let altitude change your attitude.

Last updated: December 2, 2022

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Mailing Address:

400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat , TX 79847

Phone:

915-828-3251
Voicemail messages are responded to within five business days.

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