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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

 

 

 

Location: Culberson County and Hudspeth County, TX Map

Area: 86,416 acres (34,971 ha)

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Description of Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is situated in Culberson County and Hudspeth County, Texas in United States. Guadalupe Mountains National Park covers an area of 86,416 acres (34,971 ha). Protected area is located in the Guadalupe Mountains, containing Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas with an elevation of 2,667 meters. It also contains the El Capitan peak, long used as a reference on the old mail route called Butterfield Overland. Visitors can see the ruins of the nearby Pine Springs visitor center station. Guadalupe Mountains National Park covers an area of 350 km2 in the same mountain range as the Carlsbad Caverns National Park which is located about 129 km (80 miles) north of New Mexico.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park also contains the McKittrick cannon.

 

 

 

Fees and permits
The entrance fee for adults is $5; children under 16 are free. The fee is good for seven days.

There are several passes for groups traveling together in a private vehicle or individuals on foot or on bike. These passes provide free entry at national parks and national wildlife refuges, and also cover standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. These passes are valid at all national parks including Guadalupe Mountains National Park:

The $80 Annual Pass (valid for twelve months from date of issue) can be purchased by anyone. Military personnel can obtain a free annual pass in person at a federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over can obtain a Senior Pass (valid for the life of the holder) in person at a federal recreation site for $80, or through the mail for $90; applicants must provide documentation of citizenship and age. This pass also provides a fifty percent discount on some park amenities. Seniors can also obtain a $20 annual pass.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities can obtain an Access Pass (valid for the life of the holder) in person at a federal recreation site at no charge, or through the mail for $10; applicants must provide documentation of citizenship and permanent disability. This pass also provides a fifty percent discount on some park amenities.
Individuals who have volunteered 250 or more hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program can receive a free Volunteer Pass.
4th graders can receive an Annual 4th Grade Pass that allows free entry for the duration of the 4th grade school year (September-August) to the bearer and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle. Registration at the Every Kid in a Park website is required.
In 2018 the National Park Service will offer four days on which entry is free for all national parks: January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), April 21 (1st Day of NPS Week), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day weekend).

 

 

 

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