Guadalupe mountains national park is an american national park in the guadalupe mountains east of el paso texas the mountain range includes guadalupe peak the highest point in texas at 8 749 feet 2 667 m and el capitan used as a landmark by travelers on the route later followed by the butterfield overland mail stagecoach line. Guadalupe mountains national park is a must visit destination for hikers with more than 80 miles of trails winding from woodland canyons to lush springs.
The ruins of a stagecoach station stand near the pine springs.
Guadalupe mountains texas national parks. Experienced trekkers can access the more rugged parts of the park via steep switchbacks that zigzag up the mountains where once in a lifetime photo ops await. The world s most extensive permian fossil reef the four highest peaks in texas and a range of flora and fauna. Following guidance from the white house centers for disease control and prevention cdc and state and local public health authorities guadalupe mountains national park is increasing recreational access and services.
Guadalupe mountains national park protects the world s most extensive permian fossil reef the four highest peaks in texas an environmentally diverse collection of flora and fauna and the stories of lives shaped through conflict cooperation and survival. West texas is such a mystical place its wide open roads and endless desert landscape evoking an air of enchantment that simply can t be described in words. Affiliate disclosure the main entrance location of the visitor center and campground has a picturesque setting right beneath high cliffs at the mouth of pine springs canyon the largest.
It s our 62 parks traveler s eighth stop on her journey to visit every u s. Tucked away in this desolate region are the majestic guadalupe mountains which make up one of. Big bend national park protects many flora and fauna as well and is the largest protected area of chihuahuan desert topography and ecology in the u s.
Hiker on a trail enjoying the desert landscape from a scenic viewpoint within the park. Guadalupe mountains national park texas on a winter morning on a clear day in february we had drove in from el paso texas to visit both this park and carlsbad caverns. However my visit to this park and the hiking i had planned to do took a direct hit when i broke my foot inside the carlsbad caverns big room.
Guadalupe mountains in texas is one of the most underrated national parks in the country. Guadalupe mountains national park guadalupe mountains national park salt flat texas 79847 9400. National park in a year.
Hike to the top of texas and take in the views of guadalupe mountains national park. Guadalupe mountains national park protects many of the state s natural wonders. Wilderness waiting to be explored.
The usual approach to the national park is along the relatively well traveled highway us 62 180 which crosses the southern guadalupe mountains foothills.