Guadalupe Mountains National Park Trails

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park: McKittrick Canyon to Pine Springs :: El Paso, TX

Traverse Guadalupe Mountains National Park to the state’s airiest perch. Alpine adventure in the Lone Star State? You bet. Towering over lowland scrub are the Guadalupe Mountains, a 65-mile-long range with limestone walls that shoot thousands of fe

Guadalupe Mountains National Park— Dog Canyon Campground :: Salt Flat, TX

Finding the campground: Dog Canyon is located on the north side of the park and can be accessed via NM 137, 70 miles from Carlsbad, NM. You can also reach Dog Canyon by exiting US 62/180, 22 miles south of the park on FM 1576 to NM 137. Note: 31 mile

Guadalupe Mountains National Park— Pine Springs Campground :: Salt Flat, TX

Finding the campground: Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located 110 miles east of El Paso, TX, via US 62/180; 55 miles southwest of Carlsbad, NM, via US 62/180; 65 miles north of Van Horn, TX, via TX 54 to US 62/180. About the campground: Th

Guadalupe Mountains National Park :: Salt Flat, TX

Tent camping in the high desert is always a special experience. Add in the tallest mountain in Texas at 8,749 feet and surrounding sheer cliffs reaching 8,085 feet, and you have one of the premier tent camping locales in the state. Guadalupe Mountain

Mckittrick Nature Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Mckittrick Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 5,042 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 513 f

Mckittrick Canyon Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Mckittrick Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 12.0 miles long and begins at 5,018 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 24.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 8,1

Pratt Drive :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Pratt Drive is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 5,233 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain o

Bush Mountain Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Bush Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 11.5 miles long and begins at 7,846 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 23.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,199 f

Indian Meadow Nature Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Indian Meadow Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 6,244 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 23

Dog Canyon Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Dog Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 6,295 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,022 feet.

Foothills Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Foothills Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 5,731 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 422 feet. Alo

Blue Ridge Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Blue Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 7,524 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,026 feet.

Tejas Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Tejas Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 7,524 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,068 feet.

Devil's Hall Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Devil's Hall Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 5,885 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of

Bear Canyon Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Bear Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 7,973 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,233 feet.

Marcus Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Marcus Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 6,217 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,144 feet.

Smith Spring Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Smith Spring Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 5,536 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 971 feet.

Frijole Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Frijole Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 5,731 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,634 feet.

Juniper Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Juniper Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 7,365 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 813 feet.

Guadalupe Peak Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Guadalupe Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 5,837 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,770 fe

El Capitan Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

El Capitan Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 9.2 miles long and begins at 5,003 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,590 feet.

Butterfield Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Butterfield Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Culberson County and Hudspeth County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 4,348 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.5 miles wi

Salt Basin Overlook Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Salt Basin Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 5,794 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,0

Bowl Trail :: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Bowl Trail is a hiking trail in Culberson County, Texas. It is within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 7,765 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,678 feet.

Tejas Trail to Lost Peak :: Poe Corn Park, NM

The Upper Dog Canyon area in northern Guadalupe Mountains National Park is remote, quiet, and rarely visited when compared to the park’s front country to the south. Two long- distance trails— Tejas and Bush Mountain trails— begin at the Dog Canyo

Davis Mountains State Park :: Fort Davis, TX

Davis Mountains State Park, almost 2,709 acres in size, is located in Jeff Davis County, approximately halfway between Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Big Bend National Park. The upper half of the park, north of TX 118, has been designated the

Tejas Trail to Lost Peak :: Pine Springs, TX

The secluded and abundantly forested Dog Canyon lies on the farthest northern end of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Travel time to the canyon is considerable, but the last few miles are perhaps the most beautiful in the state. The simple paved

McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail :: Pine Springs, TX

The McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail is a 0.9- mile- long singletrack trail that makes a loop hike across a scrubby outwash slope below the Guadalupe Mountains. This excellent kid- friendly hike, lying near the mouth of McKittrick Canyon on the eastern

Guadalupe Peak Trail :: Pine Springs, TX

The popular 4.25-mile Guadalupe Peak Trail, climbing to the highest point in Texas, is a spectacular hike with gorgeous scenery, gentle grades, a unique summit pyramid, and expansive views. While the hike is not easy, it should be at the top of your

Indian Meadow Nature Trail :: Pine Springs, TX

The Indian Meadow Nature Trail makes a lollipop loop across a broad meadow west of the Dog Canyon Visitor Center near the northern edge of Guadalupe Mountains National Park by the New Mexico border. The easy 0.6- mile-long trail is mostly level,

Bush Mountain Trail to Marcus Overlook :: Carlsbad, NM

The Bush Mountain Trail to Marcus Overlook is a fine half- day hike on the northern edge of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The moderate route follows a shallow canyon and then climbs onto high rounded ridges that offer great views across the cres

Salt Basin Dunes Trail :: Pine Springs, TX

The Salt Basin Dunes Trail explores the northern edge of the second largest gypsum sand dune field in the United States. A 2.6- mile round- trip hike goes from the trailhead on the Guadalupe Mountains National Park’s western boundary to the historic

Devil’s Hall Trail :: Pine Springs, TX

Devil’s Hall Trail, one of the best hikes in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, follows the floor of Pine Spring Canyon to Devil’s Hall, a narrow gorge walled by limestone cliffs. The 4.2- mile round- trip hike gains 548 feet and takes about three ho

Davis Mountain Loop: Fort Davis :: Fort Davis, TX

A 74-mile loop through the lush Davis Mountains, the second highest range in Texas. Unlike the rugged Guadalupe Mountains to the northwest and the Chisos and other rough desert ranges of the Big Bend area to the south, the Davis Mountains are rounded

Guadalupe Pass: Salt Flat to McKittrick Canyon :: Van Horn, TX

A 21-mile drive through a mountain pass below the highest peak in Texas to the state’s best fall color. The route over Guadalupe Pass is one of the highest highways in Texas, surpassed only by Texas Highway 118 in the Davis Mountains. It climbs up ou

Carlsbad Caverns Highway & Scenic Loop: Whites City to Carlsbad Caverns National Park :: Whites City, NM

A 7-mile paved highway through the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains to Carlsbad Cavern and a 9-mile gravel loop through the park backcountry. Carlsbad Cavern is world famous as one of the largest caves in the world. One chamber, the Big Room, has

McKittrick Canyon Trail :: Pine Springs, TX

In 1921, not long after the close of World War One, I came to Pecos, Texas, with two West Texas oil-lease brokers... ,” recalls Wallace E. Pratt, the gentleman who donated McKittrick Canyon to the federal park system, making the stunning canyon the c

Blue Ridge Trail :: Salt Flat, TX

This trail is for the adventurous hiker only. It goes through the most remote and rugged part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This trip could be done in one very long day of strenuous walking, but this would be too much for most hikers. Instead

Guadalupe Peak :: Salt Flat, TX

For more than one reason, this trail is the high point of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Guadalupe Peak is not only the highest spot in the park, but also in all of Texas. At 8,749 feet, Guadalupe Peak might pale in comparison to the 14,000-foot

The Pinery :: Salt Flat, TX

For a brief introduction to the low-elevation environment of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, take this short nature trail from the visitor center to The Pinery. The trail starts right at the front door of the Pine Springs Visitor Center. The trai

Big Canyon :: Carlsbad, NM

A day hike onto a promontory overlooking the fork between the three main branches of Big Canyon. This trail ends on a point overlooking one of the deepest and most rugged canyons in the Guadalupe Mountains. The canyon cuts through 1,800 feet of ro