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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

400 Pine Canyon Road, Pine Springs Visitor Center, Salt Flat, Texas 79847 USA

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“Towering peaks of pristine wilderness”

Discover the rugged beauty of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, home to the highest peak in Texas and a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike to the top of Guadalupe Peak for panoramic views, explore hidden canyons, and marvel at ancient fossil reefs. With its diverse flora and fauna, this untouched wilderness is a haven for nature lovers and an unforgettable destination for adventure seekers.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is open 24 hours, year-round and offers a variety of outdoor activities.

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Kevin Wenrick

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  • 31 Reviews
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October 05, 2014
Rated 5.0

Another highlight of our 2 week RV road trip. Only a 35 minute drive (one way) from the Carlsbad Caverns. The views are so worth it. We easily did both the caverns and the drive to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Visitor Center, also stopping to visit McKittrick Canyon on the return trip to Carlsbad.

We did not get to do any hiking, as that would have required much more time than we had.

My only regret is that we did not spend a night at the campground (room for RV's) near the visitor center.

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May 31, 2014

This was the first stop on our honeymoon trip. We climbed to 2,000 ft to the back country camp near the summit and thoroughly enjoyed. Really nice trip for the self sufficient camper.

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Tamera Martens

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May 05, 2021
Rated 5.0

Absolutely beautiful. Did the 2.3 mile Smith Springs trail. Beautiful, moderately challenging hike that takes you to a lovely spring tucked away in the mountains. Don't miss this park.

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July 12, 2020
Rated 5.0

Did a 1.2 mile hike to Smith Springs to realize that even though it is a loop trail, the 1.2 is only to the actual spring. The overall distance is 2.3 miles and I think I almost killed my 6 month old puppy from dehydration and heat. There was only one bench along the way and it was at the spring under the trees so we took a quick nap to cool off. Beautiful park, I definitely will come back when I don't have my pup.

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October 21, 2018
Rated 5.0

Third stop on my way to NM. Staff in gift shop and park rangers were friendly and helpful.

I hiked guadalupe peak. Quite the challenge and a lot of loose rocks. I usually don't carry a hiking stick but it saved my knees this time. There were other people on the trail but it wasn't overly crowded so still very peaceful. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and comfy shoes.

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July 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

Beautiful place to camp in the wilderness. Sites are secluded and peaceful. View is amazing.

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July 08, 2016
Rated 4.0

Enjoyed visiting here. The staff at the visitor center was very helpful and knowledgeable. The mini museum at the visitor center was interesting. We took the two shortest trails, as time was limited, and enjoyed the sights.

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June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place is awesome! We were there in March and it was perfect. Great hikes and beautiful wildflowers.

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April 18, 2016

We only stopped since we were driving right by it. We didn't do any hiking because we didn't have the time but we have a National park passport and got a stamp.

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May 05, 2015
Rated 5.0

My cousin and I are taking a road trip of the southwest United States and this was our first stop. It is about 50 minutes outside of the city of Carlsbad and 35 minutes from the Carlsbad Caverns. The Guadalupe mountains are definitely a small mountain range, but definitely worth your time. We camped out at the Guadalupe campground which is pleasant but doesn't have much when it comes to amenities (showers being the big one). We stayed for one night and hiked the Guadalupe peak trail which was pretty freakin sweet. It is the highest point in all of Texas and it had some pretty quality views. Once you hit the peak you can see for miles and miles. Overall, this park is very unknown and underrated. If you can make it out, I would suggest it.

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

400 Pine Canyon Road
Pine Springs Visitor Center
Salt Flat, Texas
79847 USA
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