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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Rocky Hillside © Jose Garcia
Rocky hillside at the Guadalupe River. By Jose Garcia-copyright 2009
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe River © Jose Garcia
Water flowing in the Guadalupe River. By Jose Garcia-copyright 2009
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Salt Flat, Texas   79847-9400
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Rising from the desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet; El Capitan, a massive limestone formation; McKittrick Canyon, with its unique flora and fauna; and the "Bowl", located in a high country conifer forest, are significant park features. Established: September 30, 1972. Acreage: 86,416. The park is celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1997.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Camping
Two front-country campgrounds have tent and RV sites, water and rest rooms, but no showers or hookups. Ten back-country campgrounds require a free permit that may be obtained in person at the Headquarters Visitor Center or the Dog Canyon Ranger Station. No fires (including charcoal) allowed in park.



Trails
Eighty-plus miles of trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Trails are rocky and often steep and rugged. Trails lead to Guadalupe Peak, around the base of El Capitan, up into the high country and across the top of the escarpment, and into McKittrick Canyon. Self-guided nature trails are located at McKittrick Canyon, Pinery trail at Pine Springs and Indian Meadow Trail at Dog Canyon.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 14 One of the best parks for photography. by Jose Garcia
Great opportunity for some great pictures. If you like photography, this is a great place.
August 17 simply magnificent by Miss Lovely
May 8 Guadalupe Mountains
was Great for the whole family i recomend it DEFFINATLY

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Directions
Pine Springs, Texas. Located 110 miles east of El Paso, TX on U.S. Highway 62/180; 55 miles southwest of Carlsbad, NM on U.S. highway 62/180; 65 miles north of Van Horn, TX via Texas highway 54 to U.S. highway 62/180.

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