Guadalupe Mountains Fast Facts
- Guadalupe Mountains National Park covers a total area of 86,416 acres
- The number of people visiting Guadalupe Mountains in 2017 was 225,257 *
- Guadalupe Mountains was made a national park on October 15, 1966
- The lowest elevation found in Guadalupe Mountains is 3,636 feet near Williams Road
- The highest elevation found in Guadalupe Mountains is 8,751 feet on Guadalupe Peak
- The entrance fee for Guadalupe Mountains is $5 per person per week
- Guadalupe Mountains National Park lies in the Mountain time zone
- We last visited Guadalupe Mountains National Park in May 2009
Random Facts About Guadalupe Mountains
- 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.
- 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 line is crossed on the way.
- 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.
- 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.
More About Guadalupe Mountains
We have pages on all sorts of things about Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, Camping, and pages to buy Books and Trail Maps. You could also check out the park’s Photo Gallery.