Guadalupe Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,923' 891 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 8,744' 2,665 m
Low: 5,853' 1,784 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)
Current trail conditions
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“Difficult but well-worth it!”— Robert McDonald
A backcountry campsite is available on the trail approximately 1 mile from the peak. No water is available on the trail.
High winds are common and can be dangerous!
Nocturnal desert animals include the kit fox, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, badger, Texas banded gecko, and about 16 species of bats. Mule deer, javelinas, and black-tailed jackrabbits are seen early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are cooler.
Beware of poisonous snakes.
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Land Manager: NPS - Guadalupe Mountains National Park