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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

A US national park in West Texas featuring the highest peak in the state, extensive hiking trails, rich fauna, and abundant Permian fossil reefs.

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Virtually contiguous with the southern end of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park over in New Mexico, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park is one of the remoter joys of Texas. It’s pretty far from anything, although El Paso and the Mexican border is usually the main jump-off point. Temptations for adventurers flit from the soaring heights of Guadalupe Peak – the tallest in the state – to the depths of McKittrick Canyon – where the Southeast does its best impression of New England come the fall.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is almost next door to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Home to scenic canyons and Texas’ highest peak, the less-visited Guadalupe Mountains National Park offers a more rugged experience of the Guadalupe Mountains.

michaelwarford 2 years ago

Guadaloupe Mountain National Park has impressive scenery that encompasses a variety of gorgeous natural landscapes-from deserts to rocky terrain. Along with having over 80 miles of picturesque hiking trails to explore, this hidden gem park in Texas is worth a visit for any nature lover.

seeker 3 years ago

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a spectacular landscape of deep canyons, dunes, and picturesque mountains that also features one of the most pristinely dark skies for optimal stargazing opportunities.

seeker 3 years ago

Hiking, birding, camping

lwithrow 3 years ago

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guides

  • Map of National Parks in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The US boasts an impressive 63 national parks, each with its own distinct character, awe inspiring views and countless ways to connect with nature. The parks are managed by the National Park Service which offers an annual pass for access to all 63 parks throughout the year for one flat price. Let's explore.
  • Off The Beaten Path National Parks

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    For adventurous individuals seeking space away from bustling tourist destinations, we have selected some of the most mesmerizing national parks across North America for your next escapade. From the arctic circle in Canada to deep canyons of California, witness brown bears hunting for salmon, puffins gathering on beaches, and wildflowers blooming a symphony of colors. From clear turquoise waters and sandy beaches to volcanic terrain- beat the crowds at these lesser-known national parks across the continent.
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    50 and counting!

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