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Guadalupe Mountains National Park Trails

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: The Bowl

Climb an ancient reef and peek over its edge toward Texas’ highest peak on this 12.65-mile overnight in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. You’ll climb more than 2,500 feet to a flower-filled meadow and drop through a jagged limestone canyon on this tough loop.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Smith Springs

This 2.3-mile loop in Guadalupe Mountains National Park rolls through a yucca-covered wash and visits a seeping spring surrounded by big-tooth maple.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Devil’s Hall

Wind into Pine Springs Canyon and squeeze through a 100-foot long hallway on one of Guadalupe’s mellowest dayhikes. In the fall, this 4-mile out-and-back features a rainbow of colors.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: McKittrick Canyon

Wind through one Texas’ prettiest spot, McKittrick Canyon, on this mellow 4.8-mile out-and-back that follows a gentle stream to a 30’s-era cabin-turned-museum on the north side of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Carlsbad Cavern

Drop 750 feet underground through the bat-cave entrance of Carlsbad Cavern on this 2.4-mile hike that combines hundreds of impressive displays: stalactite-dripping nooks and crannies, massive domes, gypsum deposits, and fanciful rock formations.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Guadalupe Peak

Climb to the highest views in Texas on this 8-mile trek to the rocky summit of Guadalupe Peak.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Hunter Peak

Hit Texas’ 6th highest peak–a lesser-known attraction in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Hundred-mile views reward for the 2,500-foot climb on this challenging 9.2-mile out-and-back.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Guadalupe Peak

You’ll summit the highest point in Texas on this 8-mile overnight trip in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.