Guadalupe Ridge

Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220

Guadalupe Ridge

Guadalupe Ridge Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A day hike or easy overnight trip along a little-traveled high ridge of the Guadalupe Mountains.

The hike can be hot in midday in summer and is exposed to lightning on much of its route during storms. Winter storms are relatively uncommon; snow melts off quickly. There are several springs down below and off the trail. However, they can be difficult to find, so plan to carry enough water. The trail follows part of the backbone of the Guadalupe Mountains from near Dark Canyon Lookout to the end of improved FR 540."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
230 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Rough dirt road
Skill Level
All year
6,790 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,210 feet
Top Elevation
Camping, ATV/OHV
Additional Use
Lincoln National Forest, 5203 Buena Vista Dr., Carlsbad, NM 88220; (575) 885-4181
Local Contacts
Lincoln National Forest–Guadalupe District; El Paso Gap and Gunsight Canyon 7.5-minute USGS quads
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018