Humans weren't made to spend all their time living in cities. A trip to natural areas such as Guadalupe Mountains National Park isn't just great fun, it's a necessity.
To reach it, make your way approximately 430 miles (692 kilometers) from the state capital, Austin, until you get to Salt Flat.
Get set to travel a little to reach your hotel room at the end of the day. Given its remote location, there is nowhere to stay within close reach. The Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad, the Holiday Inn Express Carlsbad and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlsbad are a selection of the most conveniently located ones, situated 50 miles (80 kilometers), 50 miles (80 kilometers) and 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, respectively.