Suggested Wilderness Itineraries

An overnight backpacking experience in the Guadalupe Mountains is defined by your intended destination, elevation change, and distance. Most backpacking trips are limited to three days or less because of the need to carry water with you.
Campground Number of campsites Distance in Miles From Nearest Trailhead Major Climb(s)
Guadalupe Peak 5 3.1 (Pine Springs) 2,200 feet
Pine Top 8 4.2 (Pine Springs) 2,300 feet
Tejas 5 5.5 (Pine Springs) 2,300 feet
Bush Mountain 5 6.2 (Pine Springs) 2,000 and 500 feet
Blue Ridge 5 7.8 (Pine Springs) 2,300 and 900 feet
McKittrick Ridge 8 7.6 (Pine Springs) 2,650 feet
Shumard Canyon 5 9.2 (Pine Springs) -800 feet
Wilderness Ridge 5 4.0 (McKittrick) 2,000 feet
Marcus 5 3.7 (Dog Canyon) 1,000 and 250 feet
Mescalaro 8 4.7 (Dog Canyon) 2,000 feet

 

Sample Overnight Itineraries

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