Events

Guadalupe Mountains National Park's National Park Rx Day

April 29, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
US Highway 62-180 seven miles north of Pine Springs and 11 miles south of the Texas-New Mexico state line

Venue:
McKittrick Canyon Trailhead, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Admission:
Event is free. Park fees apply.
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/gumo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm
Website:
Instagram @guadalupemountainsnps
Contact Name:
Brian Schwieger
Contact E-mail Address:
Brian_Schwieger@nps.gov
Contact Phone Number:
(915) 828-3251 ext 2300

National ParkRx Day encourages everyone to start seeing visits to parks and public lands as very important parts of their health. Guadalupe Mountains National Park will feature a 1:00 p.m. “mind, body and spirit” excursion that will take hikers to Pratt Cabin and the Grotto, a 6.8 mile round-trip into the desert and canyon woodlands within McKittrick Canyon. The hike to Pratt Cabin and the Grotto is rated moderate; the hike and Park Rx program will last four to five hours.

Hikers and visitors wanting to join can meet at the McKittrick Canyon contact station; the entrance to McKittrick Canyon is located on US Highway 62-180 seven miles north of Pine Springs and 11 miles south of the Texas-New Mexico state line. The national park encourages participants to bring a reusable water bottle, snacks, sunglasses/eye protection, good shoes and sunscreen to have a safe and enjoyable hike.


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