Visiting Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Basics

Region: Intermountain / Southwest

ark Size: 86,367 acres (134.95 sq miles) (349.51 sq km)

Location: Culberson and Hudspeth counties

Closest Cities: Dell City, Texas

Busy Season: March

Visitation: 188,833 (in 2019)

How much does Guadalupe Mountains National Park Cost?

Guadalupe Mountains National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Individual Pass (Over 16-year-old) – $10
  • Under 16 – Free

The American the Beautiful Pass covers the entrance fee as well offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Guadalupe Mountains National Park Open?

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Guadalupe Mountains National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the trails in the park. Please review the Guadalupe Mountains Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Guadalupe Mountains.

Where are Guadalupe Mountains National Park’s visitor centers?

Pine Springs Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The National Park known as Guadalupe Mountains National Park sits on Mescalero Apache land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Guadalupe Mountains National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are three official stamps for Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Guadalupe Mountains National Park:

  • Dog Canyon
  • McKittrick Canyon
  • Salt Flat, TX

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Dog Canyon Ranger Station
  • McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center
  • Pine Springs Visitor Center
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