Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park (NP) is located in the Chihuahuan Desert and is highly diverse in habitats, and plants and animals. The park includes the highest point in Texas (8,749 ft), reliable springs, sand dunes, and forests. Guadalupe Mountains NP preserves one of the finest examples of an ancient, marine fossil reef on earth. Millions of years of geological transformation formed the skeleton of the Guadalupe Mountains, which have been eroded by wind and water over time. The mountain range has deep, sheer-sided canyons, steep slopes, high ridges, and limited but dependable seeps and springs. The complexity of the geography allows unique life zones to support a high diversity of plants and animals and the presence of humans for over 10,000 years.