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

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) 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 239-258 in Biological investigations in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas (H.
Resource Management, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Salt Flat, TX 79847 (FA)
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.
RESULTS--During 17-22 May 2007, we dedicated >152 person-hours to surveying 132 ha of potential habitat of red squirrels within mixed-coniferous forests in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Of the 973 ha of Douglas-fir forest near The Bowl, nearly 80% (775 ha) was burned in the 1990s.
Repositories that were searched for pertinent documents included the libraries at The University of Texas at Austin and at San Antonio, military archives at Fort Bliss, El Paso, and Fort Hood, Killeen, and historical archives at Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Trees and shrubs of Trans-Pecos Texas, including Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National parks. Big Bend Nat.
Erosional impacts of trails in Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, Texas.
Trees & shrubs of Trans-Pecos Texas including Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains national parks. Big Bend Natural History Association, Inc.
(in litt.) 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.