Heading Northeast (from El Paso)
On a clear day near sunset, it's possible to see the western escarpment as far as fifty miles away. In the area of Dell City, Texas are excellent views of the adjacent salt flats and the western side of the mountains. Numerous roadside pulloffs allow for photo opportunities as you approach the park and the mountains.
Heading Southwest (from Carlsbad)
In the area of Carlsbad, U.S. Highway 62/180 is known as the National Parks Highway, as it connect to both Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks. In the area of White's City, New Mexico the eastern escarpment of the Guadalupe Mountains becomes visible, thirty miles to the south. A pulloff at the state line and a nearby Texas Rest Area provide excellent views from the north.