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From the campsite looking southeast.

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The Canyonlands at base of Guale #2.

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"La Guitarra".


Located on Guale Mesa and near the edge of a canyon, Guale #2 has dramatic vistas in every direction. This is the most remote and by far, the most spectacular campsite in the entire park. It has it all:  millions of years of volcanic geology to study, views into Mexico, solitude that is deafening, and sunrises and sunsets that will change the way campers think about color forever.

The sheltered fire ring overlooks the canyon and is perfect for small group meetings. The tent pads are perched on the overlook and on a ledge overlooking the canyon.

The Rancherias West Trail that connects to Colorado Canyon on the Rio Grande is nearby. This is very rugged country; hikers should take plenty of water, travel with others, and tell someone where they have gone.

GPS Coordinates:  UTM 593367.8173 E 3251779.2906 N

AccessFour-wheel drive high clearance. The site is over two hours' drive from the Sauceda Road turnoff. 

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