National Park

Guadalupe Mountains Dog Policy

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

This park contains Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, as well as the scenic McKittrick Canyon filled with bigtooth maples, a corner of the arid Chihuahuan Desert, and a fossilized coral reef from the Permian era.[1]

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs can only use two short trails, but they are allowed at several campgrounds, as well as along roads.


Pet Policy Details
135 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on most trails at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

They are only allowed on the following short trails:

  • Pine Springs Campground Connector Trail
  • Pinery Trail from the visitor center to Butterfiled Stage Station

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds. Dogs are not allowed at any back-country campsites.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on roads and parking lots where vehicles are also allowed, as long as the dogs are on 6' leashes.

Location & Map

Salt Flat

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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