Canyon de Guadalupe High Road

Total Miles
34.2

Elevation

358.64 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, fall

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Trail Overview

When this road through the lake bed is wet and muddy, this is the safe route to access the Canyon de Guadalupe Hot Springs. It is long and bumpy, so it's wise to air down for comfort and to ease wear and tear on your gear. Watch for and follow the handmade signs. On the last couple of miles, the corrugated sand gives way to a bumpy, meandering path through the boulders as you enter the mouth of the canyon. When you reach the campground gates, you can turn left or right to access either campground (reservations are required on weekends and highly recommended). The left route requires a low creek crossing. *** Note: Do NOT go to the hot springs on weekends without a reservation. This place is popular with locals who bang their minivans and passenger cars through corrugated access road and up the rocky canyon road for weekend parties. ***

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Air down at the red columns shortly after turning off the highway.