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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Rocky Hillside © Jose Garcia
Rocky hillside at the Guadalupe River. By Jose Garcia-copyright 2009
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe River © Jose Garcia
Water flowing in the Guadalupe River. By Jose Garcia-copyright 2009
Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
a shot from the devils hall trail
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
the trailhead with plenty of choice
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
El Capitan - the highest peak in Texas
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
the devils hall trail
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
park entrance sign
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
a view of El Capitan from the trail
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
dry waterfall on the devils hall trail
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
entrance to the devils hall
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
outside the visitor center
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Chris Walters
looking up from inside the devils hall
Guadalupe Mountains National Park © Jose Garcia
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe River © Jose Garcia
Scene at the Guadalupe River. March of 2007. By Jose Garcia Copyright 2009
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Flooded Salt Flats credits NPS/Yates
After the monsoon storms, the salt flats will often become flooded creating a seasonal lake.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Entrance Sign credits NPS/K/ Poteet
Entrance sign at Pine Springs
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park Panorama credits NPS Photo
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, Texas   79847
(lat:31.9231 lon:-104.8645)

Phone: 915-828-3251
Email:
Rising from the desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet; El Capitan, a massive limestone formation; McKittrick Canyon, with its unique flora and fauna; and the "Bowl", located in a high country conifer forest, are significant park features. Established: September 30, 1972. Acreage: 86,416. The park is celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1997.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseHiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
Camping
Two front-country campgrounds have tent and RV sites, water and rest rooms, but no showers or hookups. Ten back-country campgrounds require a free permit that may be obtained in person at the Headquarters Visitor Center or the Dog Canyon Ranger Station. No fires (including charcoal) allowed in park.


Location
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is

Trails
Eighty-plus miles of trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Trails are rocky and often steep and rugged. Trails lead to Guadalupe Peak, around the base of El Capitan, up into the high country and across the top of the escarpment, and into McKittrick Canyon. Self-guided nature trails are located at McKittrick Canyon, Pinery trail at Pine Springs and Indian Meadow Trail at Dog Canyon.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 14 One of the best parks for photography. by Jose Garcia
Great opportunity for some great pictures. If you like photography, this is a great place.
August 17 simply magnificent by Miss Lovely
May 8 Guadalupe Mountains
was Great for the whole family i recomend it DEFFINATLY
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Directions
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located on the north side of US Hwy 62/180. If you are traveling east from El Paso, TX, we are 110 miles East of the city. Follow US Hwy 62/180 North to the Pine Springs Visitor Center. If you are traveling from Van Horn, TX, you will travel north on US 54 and make a left hand turn at the junction of US 62/180 to arrive at the park. If you are traveling west from Carlsbad, NM, you will travel on US Hwy 62/180 South and cross into Texas. Follow signs to the park.

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