Guadalupe Mountains National Park

In wilderness of the Guadalupe Mountains area there is an abundance of hiking with 86 miles of trails, 3 ecosystems to explore, camping, backpacking, and birding opportunities. Guadalupe Mountains National Park has two primitive camping areas - Pine Springs Campground with 20 tent sites and 20 RV sites and Dog Canyon Campground with 9 tent sites and 4 RV sites. Began your visit to Guadalupe Mountains Nation Park with Salt Basin Dunesa visit to Pine Springs Visitor Center to learn more about the area, watch a slide show, and pick up maps and brochures. While you're in Guadalupe Mountains National Park make sure to visit:

  • Salt Basin Dunes with white shimmering dunes covering 2,000 acres.
  • McKittrick Canyon, which some call "the most beautiful spot in Texas," and McKittrick Creek which creates conditions for an abundance of plants and animals and is famous for its fall colors
  • Frijole Ranch provides visitors with a lot of Guadalupe history from the Native Americans and ranchers
  • Dog Canyon is at the north end of the Park at an elevation of 6,300 feet and offers quiet camping, birding, hiking, and solitude
  • Williams Ranch is at the end of 7.5 mile road at the base of a 3,000 foot rock cliff

Read our review of Guadalupe Mountains National Park campground and check out this list of Hiking Trails in the Guadalupe Mountains.

The following pictures and text were provided by Ken Biggs at Lone Star Internet in Austin during a recent camping and hiking adventure in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

 

Typical camp site at Pine Springs. There is a water fountain and faucet for each group of camp sites.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park  Campsite

 

Monument at the top of Guadalupe Peak

Top of Guadalupe Peak

 

View at the top of Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Peak View

 

View from Guadalupe Peak

View from Guadlalupe Peak

 

Another view from Guadalupe Peak

View from Guadalupe  Peak

 

Guadalupe Peak Trail

Guadalupe  Peak Trail

 

Guadalupe Peak Trail

Guadalupe Peak Trail

 

Guadalupe Peak Trail

Guadalupe Peak Trail

 

Devil's Hall

Devils Hall

 

Devil's Hall

Devil's Hall

 

Devil's Hall

Devil's Hall

 

Devil's Hall with mandrones

Devil's Hall

 

Beautiful sunset in the Guadalupe Mountains

Sunset in Guadalupe Mountains

 

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