Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Home of Guadalupe Peak in West,Texas
Like most trips, 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.
- There is no gasoline available in the park. If you are traveling from (El Paso) Texas, Dell City is the closest town with amenities such as gasoline, diesel, food, and ice. When traveling from New Mexico, Whites City is the last place that offers gas, diesel, food and ice.
- Campgrounds offer primitive dry camping for both tents and RVs. Other than restrooms and potable water, there are no other amenities. There are no lodges in the park.
- Weather in the park can be unpredictable. Make sure to check the forecast when packing for your trip.
- Cell phone coverage is very unreliable in the park.
- Celebrate the NPS Centennial with us and tell us what you think the Guadalupe Mountains will look like in the next 100 years!
- Day Hikes
- Birding Basics
- Pioneer Prosperity
- Artist in Residence Program
- Junior Ranger Program
- Junior Paleontologist Program
El Captin from Guadalupe Peak Trail.
Photo by Yang Lu
Guadalupe Peak as seen from Hunter Peak.
NPS Photo by Bieri
Salt Basin Dunes!
Salt Basin Dunes frame West Texas's Guadalupe Mountains at sunset. Also the cloudy stuff is smoke from a recent wild fire.
Photo by Witold Skrypczak
Up For A Hike?
During late October or early November, fall colors and cooler temperatures make for excellent hiking conditions.
Devil's Hall Trail
The Devil's Hall Trail departs from the Pine Springs Trailhead and is 3.8 miles round-trip. After the first mile the trail enters a rocky wash which leads hikers to an impressive natural rock staircase leading to a "hallway" formed by steep canyon walls.
Smith Spring Loop
The Smith Spring Trail is 2.3 miles (round-trip) and departs from the Frijole Ranch Trailhead. Watch the landscape change from desert scrub to riparian vegetation in this loop.