Frijole Ranch, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Frijole Ranch, also known as Guadalupe Ranch, Spring Hill Ranch and the Rader-Smith Ranch, is located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park in extreme west Texas. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1978, and represents a significant period in the settlement and ranching of the Guadalupe Mountains.

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  • Well-preserved homestead, with garden and fruit trees still being watered by the spring. A nice historical spot if you just need a break on the road, but the more adventurous should take the 2.5 mile....  more »
  • We stopped here after Carlsbad Caverns and use the picnic facilities to have lunch. Almost missed the turn as the sign is very close to the turn and it is a dirt road at that point. There is a place.....  more »
  • It was closed when we were there. But, the trail north to the spring is a nice easy walk.
  • This is a wonderful way to transport yourself into the past. There are some old ranch buildings such as house, barn, outdoor kitchen, school, etc... There is a little spring running through the lawn. There also is paved sidewalks all around the building. Definitely worth a portion of your time!

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