Mountain Bike Trails

1360 ft
8.43 mi of Singletrack

Frijole, Smith Spring & Foothills Loop

This is a long day hike that stays in the foothills near the park headquarters. With "only" 1360 feet of elevation gain, it's a way to put in some mileage without heading up high. You get close enough to the mountains to get great views and you see . . .

1903 ft
122.85 mi of Maintained Dirt Road

Dog Canyon to Highway 54

Crazy Dave mapped out this route and plans to ride it soon. We'll be waiting for photos and details!

3100 ft
8.4 mi of Singletrack

Guadalupe Peak Trail

If you're going to hike, why not go to the top! This strenuous climb goes 4.2 miles up to the top and before you turn around and goe back down the same way to the Pine Springs Campground at the headquarters of the park. It's a stunning view all in . . .

390 ft
0 mi of Singletrack

McKittrick Canyon to the Grotto

This is the signature out-and-back day hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The trail roughly follows a bright white limestone stream bed up the canyon with the walls of McKittrick Canyon towering thousands of feet above. In late October and . . .

430 ft
2.6 mi of Singletrack

Smith Spring

Of the great hikes in the Guadalupes, this is certainly the easiest. In just a 2.6 mile loop you will pass three natural springs and, if you are just a little bit quiet, see plenty of wildlife. The first spring is at the ranch house adjacent to the . . .

380 ft
2.6 mi of Singletrack

Foothills Trail

The Foothills Trail is a connector trail between the Pine Springs headquarters and the Frijole Ranch area. If you do the hike as shown here, you will need a shuttle between Pine Springs and Frijole Ranch. It's basically a downhill hike from Pine Sp . . .

3750 ft
93 mi of Paved Road

El Paso to Guadalupe Mountains N.P.

This road bike ride takes the main highway (62/180) from El Paso to the headquarters of Guadalupe Mountains National Park at Pine Springs. The mapped route starts just east of the intersection of 62/180 and Loop 375, so if you start seven miles clo . . .

100 ft
0.8 mi of Paved Road

Pinery Trail

This short, paved trail goes from the Guadalupe Mountains National Park visitors center at Pine Springs to the remnants of the Butterfield Overland Mail stop just a short distance away. Info about the Butterfield Trail is available at the Visitors C . . .

450 ft
4.4 mi of Singletrack

Devil's Hall

This is one of the prettiest hikes in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It's an out and back hike of 2.2 miles each way. After about a mile along the side of a mountain the trail drops into a white limestone stream bed. Keep going and the sides clo . . .

2860 ft
60 mi of Mixed

Dell City to Dog Canyon

This is another great cross country ride for real adventurers. 25 miles of pavement and 35 miles of good dirt road and you're at one of the quietest national park campgrounds in the country. You can stock up in Dell City and there are some ranch ho . . .

1390 ft
5.4 mi of Singletrack

Salt Basin Overlook

This trail has great views looking up at El Capitan.