Guadalupe Mountains National Park


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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

(gwä`dəlo͞op), 86,416 acres (34,998 hectares), W Tex. Located in the Guadalupe Mts., the park contains parts of the world's largest and most significant Permian limestone fossil reef. In the park are McKittrich Canyon; Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 ft (2,667 m), the highest point in Texas; and El Capitan, 8,078 ft (2,462 m), which served as a landmark for westward-traveling pioneers. The park was authorized in 1966 and established in 1972. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Address:400 Pine Canyon Rd
Salt Flat, TX 79847

Phone:915-828-3251
Fax:915-828-3269
Web: www.nps.gov/gumo/
Size: 86,416 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 15, 1966; established on September 30, 1972. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978.
Location:In west Texas on US 62/180, 110 miles east of El Paso and 55 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), off-road vehicle trail, visitor center, museum, trails (80+ miles).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, stargazing.
Special Features:Rising from the Chihuahuan Desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past.

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Pages 141-158 in Biological investigations in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park (H.
In preparation for reintroduction of bighorn sheep into Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a study of cougars was conducted during an 8-year period (1997-2004).
Area and perimeter-to-area ratios of escape terrain located at Big Bend National Park (BBNP), Big Bend Ranch State Park (BBRSP), Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (BGWMA), and Guadalupe Mountains National Park (GMNP) in Texas.
We thank personnel at Guadalupe Mountains National Park and the Vertebrate Paleontology Collection at Texas Tech university for access to fossils from Dust Cave and personnel at the united States Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss for access to material from Pendejo Cave.
Herein, we report our results regarding the status of red squirrels within Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
estimated mortality at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains national parks and reported that mortality was 33-50% for adults and 58-83% for juvenile-subadults.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park lies an hour away from Guadalupe Mountains National Park and preserves a lower section of the same mountains.
The mammals of Trans-Pecos Texas: including Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
He was referring to the only known viable population in the state, which is in McKittrick Creek, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, where it was introduced.
Mammals of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.
If finalized, EPAs proposed plan would have reduced haze in 19 national parks and wilderness areas across the south central United States as well as suppress pollution coming from Texas that is reducing visibility and air quality at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, the Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks in Texas, and other areas.
1999: Trends in populations of mountain lion in Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.