Planning Your Backpacking Trip
A backpacking trip in Guadalupe Mountains requires some prior planning and decision making. Backpackers can choose from 10 designated campsites in the backcountry and obtain a permit at either the Pine Springs or Dog Canyon visitors centers.
Backpacking Permit Checklist:
1. Plan itinerary: Read about our backcountry campsites and pick your destination.
4. Have a great time!
Still not sure about what route to take? Check out these ranger favorites!
Tejas Trail hike-thru: Hike the entire Tejas trail from Pine Springs to Dog Canyon. Begin at either and and hike the 12 miles through the Guadalupe Mountains enjoying the forest and canyon views. Download the trail guide here.
Pine Springs to McKittrick Canyon: This hike will take you through the forested backcountry and take you down the steepest sections of the Guadalupe Mountains to drop into the beautiful McKittrick Canyon area. Download the guide here.