Guadalupe Ridge Trail

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Guadalupe Ridge Trail is a 33.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Whites City, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 33.7 miles Elevation Gain: 5,905 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

This route starts at Guadalupe Ridge Trailhead in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and ends at McKittrick Canyon Trailhead in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. For more information visit: http://guadaluperidgetrail.com/

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2 months ago

Good hike, heard others complain of it being hard to follow but much of it is an old Jeep trail so it’s really not hard to follow even though it is over grown. Great scenery, little to no traffic. Very rocky. Not a lot of camping spots, besides one area that is about 4.5 miles in, a saddle between to hills, and one area about 6 miles in from the gate you park at. It’s on top of a hill, it’s exposed to wind but nice flat ground without many rocks. More options after you get past the junction at slaughter canyon but that probably won’t be until day 2 for most people who are camping.

hiking
3 months ago

Drove to end of NM.Forest road 504. Hiked to edge of Guadalupe Mtns N’l Park (GUMNP9 . I had planned yesterday and out today on this recording. Great hike,

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3 months ago

I parked my car at the end of the gravel hard surfaced road on Lincoln Forest Road. Earlier picked up a camping permit at Pine Springs. Hiked 5.3 miles up to Wilderness Ridge campsite. Beautiful day, probably mid 70s. Clouding up now and thunder in the distance. May get rain tonight. Trail was a little heavy on brush. Wished I would’ve left the lower part my pants on. Not bad, just a little heavy. Great hike, great scenery. I’ll return tomorrow to the car and brought back to Juarez where my wife is with her family. I do it again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it

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no shade
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Hiked the GRT from Carlsbad Caverns Lechuguilla Trailhead to Guadalupe Peak over 5 days. Really enjoyed the CAVE section of the trail and the GUMO section. The Lincoln portion is pretty, but the trail is rough due to ATV/Jeep use. Can't wait to do it again however. The solitude is a big draw for me, we didn't see any other hikers until McKittrick Canyon. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYmJ1IlW3r3B57amwdiYjX_tMpra80y7k

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