When is the best time to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park?
My friend is in the military and just got stationed in El Paso. He doesn’t exactly love it there, but some locals told him to go to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. I’m heading down for a visit at some point, but I’m not sure when. What’s the best time to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park?
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- Print the National Park Service’s Fossil Identification Guide for an interesting scavenger hunt.
- Hike into McKittrick Canyon, which is a limestone chasm 2,000 feet below the surrounding land.
- For a less strenuous option, hike one of the 80 miles of trails that are shorter and without steep ascents and descents.
- Explore the ruins of the Pinery Butterfield Stage Relay Station.