VISIT Guadalupe Mountains National Park:
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|
|Hours||365 days a year, 24 hours a day|
|Entrance Fee||$10 per person, valid for 7 days. Also has a $35 family annual pass|
|Learn More||Official 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.
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 Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend & The Alamo||898||7|
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.
|Carlsbad Caverns National Park||31 mi|
|Chamizal National Memorial||94 mi|
|White Sands National Park||97 mi|
|Fort Davis National Historic Site||108 mi|
|Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument||177 mi|
|Big Bend National Park||208 mi|
|Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument||218 mi|
|Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River||220 mi|
|Petroglyph National Monument||248 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.
|Pine Springs - Guadalupe Mountains National Park||Pine Springs, TX more||3 miles|
|Dog Canyon - Guadalupe Mountains National Park||Pine Springs, TX more||6 miles|
|Parks Ranch||Whites City, NM more||30 miles|
|Dark Canyon Dispersed||Carlsbad, 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:
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.
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.
|San Antonio International Airport||SAT||San Antonio, TX||414 mi|
|Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX||Phoenix, AZ||428 mi|
|Austin-Bergstrom International Airport||AUS||Austin, TX||442 mi|
|Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||DFW||Dallas-Fort Worth, TX||461 mi|
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.
|Cavern City Air Terminal||CNM||Carlsbad, NM||46 mi|
|El Paso International Airport||ELP||El Paso, TX||89 mi|
|Roswell Air Center Airport||ROW||Roswell, NM||98 mi|
|Midland International Airport||MAF||Midland, TX||156 mi|
|Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport||LBB||Lubbock, TX||214 mi|
|Albuquerque International Sunport||ABQ||Albuquerque, NM||238 mi|
|San Angelo Regional Mathis Field||SJT||San Angelo, TX||260 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.