Trail Descriptions

A hiker stands on a trail with a desert mountain summit rising in the distance
Hiking trails at Guadalupe Mountains provide access to a landscape that will challenge and inspire you.

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The Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness has over 80 miles of trail to explore with a great range of elevation, ecological zones, and solitude. Whether you are day hiking or backpacking, your trip is a uniquely protected opportunity to provide maximum freedom to roam in Wilderness. So, in planning a trip, it is important to find the right experience for your interests, timeframe, and abilities. A good planning process will enhance your understanding of the park and your safety. Therefore, as part of the wilderness experience, park rangers can provide general guidance but will not plan a wilderness trip for you; you must plan your own trip.

When you have thought about or decided what you want from your trip, you can start planning and researching your hike. A detailed topographic map is a must for any hike. In addition, a good guidebook can help you choose a trip that is right for you. Remember that visiting the wilderness is an adventure: do not be afraid to explore a new area and discover what wonders it has to offer!


Trail Descriptions

Last updated: February 6, 2023

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