This is another little known and little attended National Park. It is only 20 minutes from Carlsbad Caverns and
most people learn about Guadalupe while at the Caverns. The National Park combines the two parks in the park
newspaper. The Guadalupe Mountains are very tall compared to the surrounding area to the east and west and
were used by the wagon trains as a navigation aid. By guiding just south of the Guadalupe Mountains you pass
through a notch between them and the Apache Mountains to the south.
The campground is mainly for tents. They converted part of a trail head parking lot into 30 RV sites, only 8 of them for class A size units.
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