Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The world's premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era. The park is known for its extensive trail network in one of the nation's most pristine wilderness areas. Birding, history, and many other opportunities to learn and have fun await visitors in this hidden gem of West Texas.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is known best for its unique history, geology, and ecology. To learn more about each facet of this amazing park, click HERE.

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.

Description
As a hiker's paradise, you will find more than 80 miles of trails that meander through woodland canyons and lush riparian springs of this park. Alternatively, you can zigzag up steep switchbacks directly into the park's rugged wilderness. The park is a wonderful place to look at fossils and learn about Permian Age geology, enjoy bird watching and wildlife observation, delve into nature photography, or enjoy unlimited opportunities for stargazing under pristine night skies.
Camping and Lodging
There is no lodging inside the park. However, if you are planning on staying in the park, Guadalupe Mountains operates two front country campgrounds:
  • Pine Springs Campground
  • -20 tent sites, 20 RV sites (accommodates up to 50 feet), and 1 stock corral site. Campgrounds are accessible.
  • Dog Canyon Campground
  • -9 tent sites, 4 RV sites, 1 stock corral site. Campground is accessible.

More information on campgrounds can be found Here.

Camping Fees
Individual Campsites
When you arrive, select a campsite, then pay at the self-registration board near the restrooms. The fee is $8.00 per night per site, $4.00 for Golden Age and Golden Access Passport holders.

Group Campsites
There are two group campsites available at Pine Springs, and one at Dog Canyon for organized groups with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 people per site. The fee is $3.00 per person. The fee for Golden Age and Golden Access Passport holders is $1.50 per person. Group campsites are available by reservation up to 60 days in advance. Call (915) 828-3251, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM daily, Mountain Standard Time. Due to the small size of park campgrounds, group campsite users may not overflow into family campsites.
Visiting Tips
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is open year-round and offers a variety of outdoor activities including backpacking, camping, and hiking. While most trails and both of the park's campgrounds are available for use anytime, park facilities have posted hours, and several park locations are designated as day-use only. To find a list of the various park locations and their operating hours, click here.
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Pine Springs, TX
4.2 mi 6.7 km Pine Springs, TX
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Dry
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12.1 mi 19.5 km
#2 Tejas Trail
Pine Springs, TX
12.1 mi 19.5 km Pine Springs, TX
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Dry - Hiked from Pine Springs to Camp Tejas on 14-15 April 2017.
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1.9 mi 3.1 km
#3 Devil's Hall Trail
Pine Springs, TX
1.9 mi 3.1 km Pine Springs, TX
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Pine Springs, TX
11.0 mi 17.7 km Pine Springs, TX
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees
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2.4 mi 3.8 km
#5 Smith Spring Trail
Pine Springs, TX
2.4 mi 3.8 km Pine Springs, TX
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#6 The Pinery Trail
Pine Springs, TX
0.6 mi 0.9 km Pine Springs, TX
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Pine Springs, TX
0.9 mi 1.4 km Pine Springs, TX
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Pine Springs, TX
3.6 mi 5.7 km Pine Springs, TX
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#9 Permian Reef Trail
Pine Springs, TX
6.0 mi 9.6 km Pine Springs, TX
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Pine Springs, TX
0.4 mi 0.6 km Pine Springs, TX
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3.9 mi 6.3 km
#11 Marcus Trail
Pine Springs, TX
3.9 mi 6.3 km Pine Springs, TX
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#12 Juniper Trail
Pine Springs, TX
2.0 mi 3.3 km Pine Springs, TX
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Pine Springs, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km Pine Springs, TX
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#14 Horse Trail
Pine Springs, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km Pine Springs, TX
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Pine Springs, TX
0.4 mi 0.7 km Pine Springs, TX
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#16 Frejole Trail
Pine Springs, TX
2.1 mi 3.4 km Pine Springs, TX
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2.4 mi 3.8 km
#17 Foothills Trail
Pine Springs, TX
2.4 mi 3.8 km Pine Springs, TX
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#18 El Capitan Trail
Pine Springs, TX
9.4 mi 15.1 km Pine Springs, TX
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11.9 mi 19.2 km
#19 Bush Mountain Trail
Pine Springs, TX
11.9 mi 19.2 km Pine Springs, TX
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3.2 mi 5.1 km
#20 Bowl Trail
Pine Springs, TX
3.2 mi 5.1 km Pine Springs, TX
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#21 Blue Ridge Trail
Pine Springs, TX
2.0 mi 3.2 km Pine Springs, TX
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#22 Bear Canyon Trail
Pine Springs, TX
1.8 mi 2.8 km Pine Springs, TX
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Dry - Hiked from Pine Springs to Camp Tejas on 14-15 April 2017.
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