Salt Flat, TX 79847
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located on the north side of US Hwy 62/180. If you are traveling east from El Paso, TX, we are 110 miles East of the city. Follow US Hwy 62/180 North to the Pine Springs Visitor Center. If you are traveling from Van Horn, TX, you will travel north on US 54 and make a left hand turn at the junction of US 62/180 to arrive at the park. If you are traveling west from Carlsbad, NM, you will travel on US Hwy 62/180 South and cross into Texas. Follow signs to the park.
Weather in the Guadalupe Mountains can change in an instant. In the Spring and Summer, average temperatures vary with highs between 70F-80F+ with evening lows in the 40F-60F range. The Fall and Winter bring milder temperatures with highs in between 50F-60F with evening lows in the 30F-50F range.
Entrance Fee - $5.00
Visitors that intend to hike in the park will pay a fee of $5 per person for ages 16 and over. Once the fee is paid, it is good for 5 days. Children under 15 and under are free. Holders of the Annual, Senior, Military, and Access Pass can bring in 3 adults free of charge under their pass.
Guadalupe Mountains Annual Pass - $20.00
The Guadalupe Mountains Annual Pass can cover up to four adult entrance fees.
Pine Springs Visitor Center is the park's main visitor center and headquarters. Visitors can tour the museum, watch the park's slide show, purchase items from the park bookstore, pick up brochures, maps, and sign up for a backpacking permit.
Visitors can pick up brochures, maps and backpacking permits from the contact station. The station is open year round only closing on December 25th.