Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
4.5
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Autumn G
281 contributions
Don’t pass this up!
Jul 2021 • Family
This place is incredible- we just showed up on a whim after visiting Carlsbad Caverns and it has a beauty all its own. We only had a few hours to spend there so we went to the visitor’s center first and took the short nature trail from there which went to the ruins of an old outpost. We then drove over to the Frijole Ranch and took the Manzanita/Smith Springs trail. We hiked it for about 40 minutes and then had to turn back due to time. Some elevation gain and rocky terrain but very beautiful with lots of plants and interesting creatures along the way. Wish we had more time and could have made it all the way to Smith Springs.
Written July 22, 2021
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Rachel P
Collinsville, IL724 contributions
Definitely a hiking park
Jul 2021 • Family
This park is very small- so a quick stop- if you only want to drive it.. It is very large if you have all day to hike it. The scenery is gorgeous and should be a stop if you are already going to Carlsbad Caverns.
Written July 14, 2021
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Jeremy W
Tulsa, OK478 contributions
So beautiful!
Jun 2021
I cannot express with words the beauty of these mountains and all the wonders that lit up all of my senses! This National Park must be felt, explored and not simply seen to truly grasp my meaning!
Written June 28, 2021
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY919 contributions
Majestic Mountains
Apr 2021
The Guadalupe Mountains are very majestic and a remarkable background to very flat terrain. We drone to the national park from El Paso. The drive was amazing since it was so very flat and very desolate. The drive alone is worth the effort from the unique experience point of view.
There is not much of a drive thru area once inside the park. It is truly an environment for hikers.
Written June 25, 2021
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,842 contributions
Hiking Park
Jun 2021
This is a hiking park and also contains the highest mountain in the State of Texas. The country is beautiful and would be fun to hike in except with the temperature is 100+ degrees. This will have to wait for cooler weather for us to wander around and enjoy the scenery.
Written June 25, 2021
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Magnus105
Chicago, IL367 contributions
Fun spot!
May 2021 • Friends
Loved this park! Most people go to Carlsbad Caverns but I wouldn’t miss this place for that. Beautiful hikes and gorgeous mountains. We used our All Trails app to find some great hikes with topography and landscape changes
Written June 1, 2021
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mgs1627
Chicago, IL741 contributions
Lots of hiking trails
Apr 2021
We went here at the beginning of April. Our first hike was on the Smith Spring Trail which is 2.3 miles round trip. We were told to look for birds deer and elk along the way but we didn't see any wildlife. It was early in the season so there were no flowers or bright colors. This trail is very rocky and we spent most of our time looking down to make sure we didn't misstep and fall.
The second trail we went on was McKittrick Canyon trail to Pratt Cabin. We liked this trail much more. There were some rocky parts but overall a better surface to hike on. The hike is about 4.8 miles round trip. If you plan to go further to the Grotto and Hunter Line Cabin that is z 6.8 mile hike round trip.
There are many more trails including the 8.4 mile round trip hike to the Guadalupe Peak which is strenuous and can take 6-8 hours.
I would love to go back here when the flowers are in bloom.
Written April 6, 2021
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brock c
1 contribution
My experience was awful.
Apr 2021 • Friends
I was told I had to leave the campground at night after trying to find the camp ground officers for hours. I tried calling the park to make reservations, nobody was at the park office upon arrival, and you can’t reserve. It was a total crap shoot for myself and others who had no clue how to effectively get a spot. We had been driving for 12 hours and had set up camp before the camp rangers forced us to leave after trying to locate them.
Written April 4, 2021
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Erin Novarro
Bradenton, FL12 contributions
Great park
Jan 2021
We hiked to Devils Hall! It was a cool brisk day but the views were amazing and the trail was cool! We started in the afternoon with the later afternoon sun and shade and it was gorgeous! We also drove out and around to spot El Capitan! So worth the trip!
Written January 5, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN4,142 contributions
Excellent Hiking Park
Nov 2020
There are no drives through this park, so the best way to experience it is by hiking. There are several flatter, easier trails, and there are some very challenging trails. Something for just about everyone.

If you choose some of the more challenging trails then pack plenty of water, snacks, layered clothing, materials for bathroom breaks (no restrooms on the trails), sunscreen, and such.
Written November 18, 2020
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