Basic Information


A Note About Goods & Services

Visiting Guadalupe Mountains requires some planning to ensure that your experience is a pleasant one. Below is a list of things to remember when visiting the park.

  • There is no gasoline available in the park. In Texas, the nearest communities with full services are Van Horn (60 miles south), and El Paso (120 miles west). When traveling from New Mexico, Whites City is the last place that offers gas, diesel, food and ice.
  • We're not kidding. No gas is available for 35 miles in either direction from the visitor center. Plan accordingly.
  • Campgrounds offer primitive dry camping for both tents and RVs. Other than restrooms and potable water, there are no other amenities. There are no lodges in the park.
  • Bring the food you need. There is no restaraunt or grocery in the park.

A Note About Time Zones

The Park is in Mountain Time. Your smart devices will probably be wrong.

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Current Conditions

Alerts, operations updates, and other information.

Brown sign denoting that pets are not allowed on trails
Pets Prohibited on Most Trails

Opportunities for dogs are severely limited. We encourage visitors to think twice before bringing their dog to the park.

Mountain Time Zone Sign is visible with the mountains in the background
What time is it?

Guadalupe Mountains is in the Mountain Time Zone; it is likely that your smart phone will display the time incorrectly during your visit.

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Last updated: March 17, 2023

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400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847


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