Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

El Capitan/Salt Basin Overlook Trails

Located at the Pine Springs Trailhead this trail leads through Chihuahuan desert to the base of El Capitan at the southern end of the Guadalupe mountian range. Hikers should follow the El Capitan Trail and the Salt Basin Overlook Trail. Return to Pine Springs campground via the El Capitan Trail. Beyond Salt Basin Overlook, the trail continues to Williams Ranch historic site, an additional 4.7 miles one-way. This hike is rated moderate; it is 11.3 miles round trip. Allow 6-8 hours.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, HC 60, Box 400 , Salt Flat, TX, 79847-9400, Phone: 915-828-3251


Directions from Whites City, NM: Travel south along Highway 62/180