Plan Your Visit

Whether you are only stopping in for a few hours, or planning on spending a week in the park, find all of the information you will need to plan your visit at Guadalupe Mountains.
An agave bloom in the desert below the summit of El Capitan

Basic Information

Operating hours, fees, weather, pets, and more.

Park entry sign in the desert below El Capitan

Directions & Transportation

How to get to the park, and how to get around once you are here.

A visitor takes photographs in the gypsum dunes

Things To Do

Hikes, historic sites and other things to do during your visit.

A park ranger visits with a family


What to know for a safe visit to the Guadalupe Mountains.

A trail leads past a ruined stone wall with desert mountains behind.


General information about accessibility at the Guadalupe Mountains

Un guardabosque y visitantes caminan por un sendero


Bienvenido al Parque Nacional de las Montañas de Guadalupe

A park entrance sign in front of the visitor center and the mountains

Places to Go

Consider including a visit to one or more of these special locations along with your other planned activities.

Brown sign denoting that pets are not allowed on trails

Pets Prohibited on Most Trails

Opportunities for dogs are severely limited. We encourage visitors to think twice before bringing their dog to the park.

A hiker on a trail leading out of the desert into the mountains

Hiking the trails in the Guadalupes

Learn more about hiking the diverse trail system in the largest wilderness area in Texas.

Plan your backpacking trip in the Guadalupe Mountains.

Backpacking in the Guadalupes

Begin here to plan your backpacking adventure, check out our recommended itineraries or create your own.

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Laws & Policies

Learn about the laws and policies that are in place for your safety and the safety of the park and its resources.

Last updated: February 25, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847



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