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Stark contrasts between mountains, canyons, and desert; vast and majestic vistas, brilliant fall colors set against muted desert hues, and sparkling white dunes all combine to offer opportunities for personal renewal and inspiration. Consider including a visit to one or more of these special locations along with your other planned activities.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is also home to the Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness, where visitors can explore 46,850 acres of Texas mountain and desert landscapes.

A stone shack in a mountain environment

McKittrick Canyon

Rich with history, rich in diversity, glorified by its beauty, and famous for fall colors, this location of the park is a "must-see!"

A stone wall with doors and windows forms the front of a ranch house

The Frijole Ranch Museum

Explore the sequential human history of the Guadalupes from Native Americans and ranchers to park visitors at the Frijole Ranch.

White dunes with desert vegetation and mountains in the background.

Salt Basin Dunes

Located on the remote west side of the park, these striking dunes cover nearly 2,000 acres.

A small ranger station is located along a road in a wide canyon

Dog Canyon

Dog Canyon lies in a secluded, forested canyon on the north end of the park at an elevation of 6,300 feet.

A small blue ranch house sits below tall yellow mountain cliffs.

Williams Ranch

Here, a single, well-preserved house, long since abandoned, stands as a testament of human struggle and survival.

View of a sidewalk and flagpole in front of a stone building

Visitor Centers

Get oriented to the park at a visitor center.

Steep canyon walls define a desert mountain landscape.

Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness

The park is home to the largest and oldest Wilderness area in Texas with many recreational opportunities.

A tall peak is seen at the end of a long ridge with clouds in the background

Peaks and Highpoints

Eight of the ten highest peaks in Texas are located in the park. Let altitude change your attitude.

Last updated: September 1, 2022

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