Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains Fast Facts

How big is Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

Guadalupe Mountains covers a total area of 86,416 acres or 135 square miles.

How many people visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

243,291 people visited Guadalupe Mountains in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Guadalupe Mountains Visitation Stats.

When was Guadalupe Mountains National Park created?

Guadalupe Mountains was made a national park on October 15, 1966.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

Guadalupe Mountains’ lowest point is 3,636 feet near Williams Road. The highest point in Guadalupe Mountains is 8,751 feet on Guadalupe Peak.

What time zone is Guadalupe Mountains National Park located in?

Guadalupe Mountains is in the Mountain Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

$10 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Guadalupe Mountains

one The highest peak in the Guadalupe Mountains is appropriately named Guadalupe Peak. At 8,751 feet it is the highest point in the entire state of Texas.

two The Guadalupe Mountains are the same mountains shared with Carlsbad Caverns National Park. That park is about 35 miles northeast by road from the Pine Springs area, via US Highway 180. The New Mexico state line is crossed on the way.

three On October 15, 1966, Congress passed the bill authorizing the park. More land was purchased to build on the donation of the McKittrick Canyon area by Wallace Pratt.

four Guadalupe Mountains has no scenic drives or extensive roads. Virtually all of the best sights are accessible only by trail.

five Reptiles are plentiful in the Chihuahuan Desert landscape, with snakes including bullsnakes, coachwhips, and 5 types of rattlesnakes, the largest being the western diamondback.

Where is Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located in extreme western Texas on US-62/US-180. It is over two hours east of El Paso, or one hour west of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Dog Canyon, on the park’s north side, is accessed through New Mexico via NM-137. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Guadalupe Mountains.