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.
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Basic Information

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

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Directions & Transportation

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

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Things To Do

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

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Places to Go

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

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Developed Campgrounds

Learn about primitive tent and RV camping at the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds.

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Pets Prohibited on Most Trails

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

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Plan your trip and enrich your visit with our free app.

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Backpacking in the Guadalupes

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

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Hiking the trails in the Guadalupes

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

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What time is it?

Guadalupe Mountains is in the Mountain Time Zone; it is likely that your smart phone will display the time incorrectly during your visit.

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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.

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

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General information about accessibility at the Guadalupe Mountains

Last updated: February 22, 2023

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Contact Info

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400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847


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