Guadalupe Ridge Trail Receives National Recreational Trail Designation

June 1, 2018
Press Release
'Guadalupe Mountains National Park has been a West Texas staple for decades'

SALT FLAT, TX – This week, the Guadalupe Ridge Trail, which begins in the 23rd District of Texas’s Guadalupe Mountains National Park and spans all the way to New Mexico, received the designation of National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Excited about this news, U.S. Representative Hurd, who wrote a letter of support to the National Park Service for this effort, issued the following statement:

“Guadalupe Mountains National Park has been a West Texas staple for decades, boosting tourism and local economic opportunities by offering tours, educational activities and resources for visitors,” said Hurd, who tirelessly advocates for the eight National Parks and Historic Sites across the 23rd District of Texas. “The Guadalupe Ridge Trail winds through two national parks, a national forest and desert landscape, encompassing 100 miles of hiking and camping scenic wonders. This historic designation came just in time for National Trails Day on June 2nd and will allow the park to continue to forge partnerships across the Southwest.”