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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Photo of Guadalupe Mountains National Park courtesy NPS

Rising from the desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet; El Capitan, a massive limestone formation; McKittrick Canyon, with its unique flora and fauna; and the "Bowl", located in a high country conifer forest, are significant park features.

While scenic driving in the park is limited to one 4X4 road, there are over 80 miles of trails that offer a wide range of opportunities for exploring. Other available activities include: backpacking, camping and wildlife viewing. Visitors may also see ruins of a stage station, or visit the Frijole Ranch History Museum (open intermittently).

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park website
Recreation Area Map
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Phone numbers
Headquarters Visitor Center 915-828-3251
Dog Canyon Ranger Station 505-981-2418

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
HC 60 Box 400
Salt Flat, TX 79847-9400