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 It's 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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Where is the Scenic Drive?

A frequently asked question is “where is the scenic drive?” The answer to that question reflects the history of conservation and the park.

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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: August 31, 2023

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Salt Flat, TX 79847


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