Smith Spring, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Smith Spring is located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Make Smith Spring a centerpiece of your Guadalupe Mountains National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Guadalupe Mountains National Park road trip planning app .
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  • The trail is mostly desert and there is a small gulch along the way. I’ve only ever hiked it in the fall and there isn’t much in regards to fall colors. I hiked this after Guadalupe Peak once and was ...  more »
  • If you have a little extra time this hike is worth doing, but it really is nothing special. The walk is nice and easy and the spring is interesting, but that's about it.  more »
  • My husband and I had a short visit to this National Park in mid-April in high heat. We hiked the Smith Spring trail, paved for the first 1000 feet or so and then gravel the rest of the way. It is pret...  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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