3. The Smith Spring Loop at Guadalupe Mountains
The wooded areas of Guadalupe Mountains National Park are perhaps most beautiful in fall when the leaves change. However, the varying landscapes, including canyons, Chihuahuan desert landscape, and lush woods, is never not magical. There’s so much to be seen along the 80 miles of various hiking trails in the Guadalupe Mountains. Smith Spring Loop, only 2.3 miles round trip, is an especially picturesque destination and journey. Take Guadalupe’s rarely traveled Frijole Ranch Trailhead to Smith Spring, walking through desert landscape on your way to the lush spring.