Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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VISIT Guadalupe Mountains National Park:

Park Details

Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established on October 15, 1966, and has a total area of 86,367 acres (135 square miles, or 350 square kilometers).

Address 400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat, TX, 79847
Phone915-828-3251
Hours365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Entrance Fee$10 per person, valid for 7 days. Also has a $35 family annual pass
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is the 165th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park are May, September, April & June.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits13,80112,59031,32126,59523,68615,38416,75515,73413,70125,15022,90625,668
Precipitation109771421333428191212
Avg Temp475159677482817974665446
Max Temp596370768490888682766659
Avg Temp202328344353575749392721
Min Temp9101220294350503824127
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Guadalupe Mountains National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend & The Alamo8987

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

NameDistance
Carlsbad Caverns National Park31 mi
Chamizal National Memorial94 mi
White Sands National Park97 mi
Fort Davis National Historic Site108 mi
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument177 mi
Big Bend National Park208 mi
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument218 mi
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River220 mi
Petroglyph National Monument248 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Guadalupe Mountains National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Pine Springs - Guadalupe Mountains National ParkPine Springs, TX more 3 miles
Dog Canyon - Guadalupe Mountains National ParkPine Springs, TX more 6 miles
Parks RanchWhites City, NM more 30 miles
Dark Canyon DispersedCarlsbad, NM more 40 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Guadalupe Mountains National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Guadalupe Mountains National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
San Antonio International AirportSATSan Antonio, TX414 mi
Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportPHXPhoenix, AZ428 mi
Austin-Bergstrom International AirportAUSAustin, TX442 mi
Dallas/Fort Worth International AirportDFWDallas-Fort Worth, TX461 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Cavern City Air TerminalCNMCarlsbad, NM46 mi
El Paso International AirportELPEl Paso, TX89 mi
Roswell Air Center AirportROWRoswell, NM98 mi
Midland International AirportMAFMidland, TX156 mi
Lubbock Preston Smith International AirportLBBLubbock, TX214 mi
Albuquerque International SunportABQAlbuquerque, NM238 mi
San Angelo Regional Mathis FieldSJTSan Angelo, TX260 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.