Parking

A uniformed ranger in a yellow safety vest talks to the occupants of a pickup at the front of a long line of cars
Holidays and weekends in the fall and spring often mean all available parking at Pine Springs fills to capacity.

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Plenty of trails; limited parking

While the trails never fill to capacity, on a busy weekend parking may be in short supply by the mid-morning, if you are planning a hike from the Pine Springs Trailhead. Of the access points on the east side of the park, while Pine Springs has the largest available parking, it is usually the first to fill to capacity. In the fall and spring, have a backup plan for a trail from another location.

 

Parking Lot

Dog Canyon Trailhead

  • 8 total spaces
  • 1 oversized spaces
  • 31.99368140707135, -104.83411431892216

Entrance Fee Required

While there is no cost to park, entrance fees apply to all park users. The entrance fee is $10.00 per person for visitors 16 years of age and older. This fee is good for 7 days. All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Cost: $10.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
8
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
1

Parking Lot

Frijole Ranch

  • 19 total spaces
  • 3 oversized spaces
  • 31.90662, -104.80155
This is trailhead parking for the Smith Springs, Frijole, and Foothills trails as well as access to the historic Frijole Ranch museum. There are a total of 16 car parking spaces, plus 2 accessible spaces. Large vehicle parking is along the outside edge of the parking lot. The road and parking lot are gravel and accessible by all vehicles.

Entrance Fees Required

While there is no cost to park, entrance fees apply to all park users. The entrance fee is $10.00 per person for visitors 16 years of age and older. This fee is good for 7 days. All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Cost: $10.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
2
Number of ADA step-free spaces
2
Total number of spaces
19
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
3

Parking Lot

McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center and Trailhead

  • 40 total spaces
  • 9 oversized spaces
  • 31.97728, -104.75208
This parking area serves the visitor center and trailhead at McKittrick Canyon.

Entrance Fees Required

While there is no cost to park, entrance fees apply to all park users. The entrance fee is $10.00 per person for visitors 16 years of age and older. This fee is good for 7 days. All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Cost: $10.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Much of the year McKittrick Canyon is lightly used. Exceptions are the fall colors season in October and November as well as spring weekends.

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
4
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
2
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
40
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
9

Parking Lot

Pine Springs Trailhead

  • 44 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 31.8964233258, -104.827874864
This is trailhead parking is for Guadalupe Peak, Devil's Hall, Bowl, and El Capitan trails. Trailhead parking are the non-numbered spaces. There are a total of 44 car parking spaces, plus 2 accessible spaces. Overflow parking and parking for RV's can be found at the Pine Springs Visitor Center Parking Lot. A short trail from the visitor center through the campground connects the two locations.

Entrance Fees Required

While there is no cost to park, entrance fees apply to all park users. The entrance fee is $10.00 per person for visitors 16 years of age and older. This fee is good for 7 days. All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Cost: $10.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
2
Number of ADA step-free spaces
2
Total number of spaces
44
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Pine Springs Visitor Center

  • 47 total spaces
  • 12 oversized spaces
  • 31.89341, -104.82262
This is parking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center and the Pinery Nature Trail. This is also overflow parking for the Pine Springs Trailhead Parking. Parking for RV's can be found here. Note: when parking for cars becomes full, cars are allowed to started parking in the RV spots.

Entrance Fees Required

While there is no cost to park, entrance fees apply to all park users. The entrance fee is $10.00 per person for visitors 16 years of age and older. This fee is good for 7 days. All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Cost: $10.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
3
Number of ADA step-free spaces
3
Total number of spaces
47
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
12

Parking Lot

Salt Basin Dunes Trailhead

  • 11 total spaces
  • 3 oversized spaces
  • 31.92400, -105.00619
The surface of the access road is clay. During rainy weather, the road becomes dangerously slippery; it is unsafe to travel when wet. The speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Watch for livestock on the roadway.

Entrance Fees

The entrance fee is $10.00 per person for visitors 16 years of age and older. This fee is good for 7 days. All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Cost: $10.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
11
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
3

Last updated: July 7, 2022

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