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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

A sprawling protected area in west Texas that boasts stunning mountains, diverse wildlife, and vibrant flora, perfect for nature enthusiasts.

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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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

Hiking, birding, camping

lwithrow 3 years ago

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Lists

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Articles

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