Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Scenic Spots in Guadalupe Mountains

Dog Canyon

The Dog Canyon area lies in a secluded, forested canyon on the north side of the park. Due to the higher elevation it remains cooler than Pine Springs campground in the summer. The campground has 9 tent sites and 4 RV sites (no hookups, no dump station). Restrooms have ...

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Frijole Ranch - Desert Paradise

Frijole Ranch is a delightful oasis on the edge of the dry, lower slopes of the Guadalupe escarpment which truly captures the rugged sprit of the American West. Today the Frijole Ranch History Museum occupies the old ranch headquarters, and displays the sequential human history of the Guadalupes from ...

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Lost Peak

Follow the Tejas Trail through open meadow and into the canyon bottom that is lined on either side by alligator juniper, ponderosa pine, chinkapin oak, and big tooth maple. Shortly ahead you will begin climbing up toward Lost Peak, gaining 1540 feet in elevation. At the summit the trail ...

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McKittrick Canyon

Thousands of visitors come to Guadalupe Mountains National Park to visit McKittrick Canyon each year, especially during the latter part of October or early November for the sensational fall colors. In this tiny part of west Texas, the foliage (brilliant reds, subtle yellows, and deep browns) contrasts dramatically with ...

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Williams Ranch

As you follow the established, but rough, dirt road you will drive through several washes and acres of open desert shrub country that includes many varieties of cacti and succulents (in bloom March and April). Drive slowly and look for birds such as loggerhead shrikes, roadrunners, and verdins. In ...

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