Guadalupe Mountains National Park Sights

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Frijole Ranch History Museum Review

Displays and photographs depict ranch life and early park history inside this old ranch-house museum, occupying what is believed to be the region's oldest intact structure. Hiking trails, which are easy to travel and great for kids, spoke off from the shady, tree-lined grounds; one leads to wildlife oases Manzanita Spring and Smith Spring. Due to staffing shortages, the museum might be closed, especially in summer "low" season, so call ahead. Still, this is a worthwhile (and accessible) destination, as you can explore the ranch grounds replete with outbuildings, an orchard and still-functioning irrigation system. It is also a peaceful setting reflecting echoes of the past.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Access road 1 mile northeast of Headquarters Visitors Center, Frijole Ranch Rd. north of U.S. 62/180, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX 79847
  • Phone: 915/828–3251
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Grounds open daily; museum daily 8–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Updated: 10-21-2013

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