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 wilderness and obtain a permit at the Pine Springs Visitor Center.
Backpacking Permit Checklist:
Wilderness Use Permits
A Wilderness Use Permit must be obtained in-person at the Pine Springs Visitor Center before backpacking overnight.
Human Waste in the Wilderness
Nothing can spoil a hike as quickly as the discovery of toilet paper. Always use the restroom before hiking. Pack out your toilet paper.
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Backpackers can choose from 10 designated campgrounds when planning a trip in the Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness.
To protect park resources, special restrictions apply when bringing groups to camp overnight in the Wilderness.
Last updated: September 29, 2021