"The Pinery" Guadalupe Mountains National Park Things to Do Tip by sswagner

  Ruins of the Pinery station
by sswagner

Guadalupe Mountains National Park has some history to go along with that beauty. This area was once a stagecoach station on the Butterfield Route, which ran from St. Louis to San Francisco. Here, a rest stop would be made, and horses would be changed. It was called the Pinery due to the trees nearby. The remains of the station are very accessible as a parking lot is adjacent. A fairly short hike can also be made from the main visitor center. The scenery is also nice with the mountains looming above.

Directions: Just off the main highway. It would be north of the exit for the visitor center and Pine Springs Campground.

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  • Written Jun 16, 2008
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