Today, more than ever before, pristine recreational areas are becoming increasingly difficult for the average individual to find, so don't miss this opportunity to enjoy huge 40.6 acres (comparable to 32 football fields, imagine all you can do for recreation, hunting, campfire, ranchsite, etc). Wide open spaces, beautiful scenery, pollution free air.
Beautiful property with great views of Guadalupe mountains and great access off ranch road 1437. This property is 40.6 acres plenty of room for you to stretch out. You will love the area and the scenery, this lot is located in the Vista Heights subdivision- Peace and quiet. Very clean air. Low crime rate. Great spot to get away from the busy city life. Great elevation of 4,600 feet gives you a great clean and crisp climate. Hunting would be best a few miles to your east and north east for antelopes and deer. Bird hunting in the area and immediate lot. Power poles on the street, water can be hauled with water containers (1000 gallons for only $25 from Dell city).
Only 11.5 miles straight south of Dell city (property ~700 feet east of Dell city road), 25 miles to Guadalupe Mountain National Park, ~80 miles between El Paso, Texas and Carlsbad, New Mexico. This region of West Texas is better known as the “Valley of Hidden Waters,” with this quaint little community nestled at the base of the picturesque Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Enjoy the high country living at its finest and with mild winters and an abundance of sunny days. With this area being the gateway to Guadalupe Mountains National Park (home to the highest point in Texas) and the splendor of the Chihuahuan Desert. You will simply love the sunsets, star gazing, bird watching or desert flora and fauna there are among the numerous hiking and camping opportunities just a short drive away at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad caverns.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
The vibe at Guadalupe Mountain Gateway 40 acres
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It is 40 acres of Texas desert right next to the Guadalupe Mountain range. The corners could have been marked to help find the area better. However, it was clean, beautiful views and I would go back for sure.
It should be noted that this campsite is only accessible to 4 wheel drivers and high clearance vehicles. Something that should have been clearly noted ahead of time. We were planning on staying at Guadalupe Mountain NP but they were booked out so we ended up here via a google search. The only thing is that we drove around for 2 hours trying to get to this site. Many things prevented this from happening. Things like the unmaintained dirt road with bushes and weeds up to your knee, that in itself is annoying but add in a sports car with a very low clearance plowing into all of the desert shrubbery makes it a nightmare. So aside from the awful noises it made scratching the entirety of the car, the burning smoking smell wasn't pleasant either.
Then "murder shack" aka a super sketchy shack/trailer on the road with no trespassing signs all around it greets you as you drive on this unmarked dirt road. (the orange traffic cones we found out is what you should be looking for) So if you weren't sure you were on the right road, you were sure you might not be alone while you sleep in your thin fabric tent.
Then the cherry on top was that there was a deep cut in the road due to erosion which meant that our low clearance sports car had zero chance of continuing on the road. We looked for other ways to get to this site, but had zero luck. Needless to say we booked for two nights and stayed for zero nights. Cancelling was worthless since we wouldn't be getting a refund anyways, (we even tried contacting customer service to see if there was a way to fix this but they didn't respond to us) so I figured it best to just keep the reservations so we would have the platform to warn others so they don't go though the frustration we went through.
I'm sure it was pretty and that there were campsites somewhere out there, we unfortunately, not for a lack of trying, we couldn't make it to any of them.
I believe my camping mate Thao left a review, but this was a total nightmare. We couldn't find the campsite, and while the host was responsive via text, she seemed to not even know how to give good instructions. She even told us that the campsites and dirt road are "not marked". It's unfortunate that we lost the $20 over this. If I were to give advice to the host, it would be this: Please walk your property. Mark your dirt road, and mark campsites. Instead of giving three different sets of coordinates, give one set of coordinates that marks the first campsite. I am sure the property was lovely, but if we cannot find it using multiple GPS programs, entering coordinates, etc, then how can other guests? I would not recommend this campsite to anyone--if host cleans up marking, provides accurate directions, and states that high-clearance vehicles will be necessary, I would then recommend this.