Smith Spring, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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  • May 8, 2017
    A nice beginner's hike on an easy to follow trail. I hiked it counter-clockwise and was momentarily confused when I got to the springs and a sign pointed back to Frijole Ranch in the direction I just ...  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    The walk was serene and a nice introduction to New Mexico flora. The gullies were dry and that was a disappointment but we saw the spring. The frijoles ranch was closed but we saw the spring. The path...  more »
  • April 24, 2017
    The hike up to Smith Spring is a little tough when it is warm out. It is only about a mile up there, but it can be very hot out on the desert. It follows along a rugged canyon that is probably formed ...  more »

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Where to stay in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

If you want to stay in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, bring a tent or pull up an RV. The Guadalupe Peak and Pine Spring campgrounds offer camping with services, but you'll also find primitive campsites in the park's wilderness. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but they are usually available even during peak visitation times. The closest lodging lies about 56 km (35 mi) northeast of the park in the town of White's City. Options are limited here, though. You might have better luck finding something you like further up the road in Carlsbad, the main gateway to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Most accommodations here are national chain hotels on Route 286. Carlsbad also offers plenty of restaurants.
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