Everywhere you look in the Chihuahuan Desert, there can be surprises. Recently we found a flock of tiny blue butterflies on one of our favorite trails in the region, Smith Spring Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The butterflies were visiting the muddy ground near the fresh water spring, a quiet and cool place and a refuge from the desert heat. Where water is present in the desert, wildlife seems to congregate.
You can see our slideshow of images from the Smith Spring trail, and read more about this hike, here.
To read about the hiking trails in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, click here.
To visit our regional hiking page and learn about other places to enjoy, click here.