Stark contrasts between mountains, canyons, and desert; vast and majestic vistas, brilliant fall colors set against muted desert hues, and sparkling white dunes all combine to offer opportunities for personal renewal and inspiration. Consider including a visit to one or more of these special locations along with your other planned activities.
A Note About Goods & Services
Visiting Guadalupe Mountains requires some planning to ensure that your experience is a pleasant one. Below is a list of things to remember when visiting the park.
Pine Springs is home to park headquarters, our largest campground, and the trailhead for some of the most popular trails.
Frijole Ranch is a delightful oasis on the edge of the eastern slopes of the Guadalupe escarpment which captures the spirit of the West.
Rich with history, rich in diversity, glorified by its beauty, and famous for fall colors, this location of the park is a "must-see!"
Salt Basin Dunes
Located on the remote west side of the park, these striking dunes cover nearly 2,000 acres.
Dog Canyon lies in a secluded, forested canyon on the north end of the park at an elevation of 6,300 feet.
Here, a single, well-preserved house, long since abandoned, stands as a testament of human struggle and survival.
Get oriented to the park at a visitor center.
Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness
The park is home to the largest and oldest Wilderness area in Texas with many recreational opportunities.
Last updated: March 17, 2023