Salt Basin Dunes Trail
ElevationAscent: 18' 6 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 3,653' 1,113 m
Low: 3,643' 1,110 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (0°)
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“A moderate hike to some of the largest dunes in the park.”— Kristen Arendt
Family Friendly This is a short and relatively easy trail to see a stunning landscape that will surely impress the kids. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen for everyone.
The hike to the dunes follows along the northern edge of the dune fields with excellent views of the western escarpment and the largest dunes of the area. The trail is flat and relatively easy, but there is no shade, so carry plenty of water and avoid hiking during the hottest parts of the day. The area can get quite windy in the spring and hot in the summer.
Before visiting the Salt Basin Dunes, check with park personnel at the Pine Springs Visitor Center information desk. More information can be found here.
Land Manager: NPS - Guadalupe Mountains National Park