Over 80 miles of hiking trails offer easy nature walks through desert flora; more moderate hikes follow canyons and reach riparian oases, and strenuous all day hikes can take you into high country forest or to the "Top of Texas". Each is unique—the magic of Guadalupe Mountains National Park awaits you.
Fall Colors at Guadalupe Mountains
Experience Fall Colors by hiking in McKittrick Canyon. Shorter hikes to color can be found on the Smith Spring trail or along Devil’s Hall.
What To Know Before You Go
As with most activities, the more you know before you start your hike, the more likely you will have a good experience
A network of trails throughout the park provides many opportunities to explore and find your challenge.
McKittrick Canyon Day Hikes
McKittrick Canyon is the heart of the park and offers trails to dramatic landscapes, foliage, and the high-country.
Hike to the Salt Basin Dunes
The west side of the mountains offers remote hiking and access to the Salt Basin Sand Dunes.
Frijole Ranch Day Hikes
A number of short trails and access to the high-country all begin near the historic Frijole Ranch.
Last updated: September 7, 2022