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It took some rugged folks to live here, but they carved out a pleasant spot in this spring-fed area, and the buildings on this site let you get a glimpse of their lifestyle. Worth a quick visit when you are visiting Guadalupe Mountains N.P.
Stopped today to visit museum and do the circle hike up to . We clocked walking 2.8 miles going from parking lot to museum and up to spring going up the right side and down on the left. The area where the spring comes out...More
We came during off season and did get to wander the grounds of Frijole Ranch. The buildings appear to be fairly well maintained and this area is just a short walk from the parking area (not a hike).
The informational pamphlet about the history of...More
Early settlers came to this area and found a spring, that meant they could stay and raise livestock. The farm/ranch buildings are still there and there is a museum on the main house. It was closed when we came in October, so check ahead to...More
This was an interesting ranch and museum that allows one to look back in time and better understand how families worked the land. This ranch has a number of springs located on the property. Take time to visit the ranch house (now a museum), see...More
I was just expecting to see exhibits in the buildings pertaining to the ranch, but there was a lot more explaining the history of the area beyond the ranch and all of them were well done. There was a ranger there the day we were...More
Sometimes Frijole Ranch is closed because of extreme heat, etc.-- We were there on a Sunday and were pleased when they told us at the visitor center that it was open-- drive there from center- well marked to find-- there were 2 rangers there--very friendly/...More
The Frijole Ranch (Bean Ranch?) is a preserved example of an early West Texas homestead. You can't enter the buildings. Sometimes, a ranger is available to tell more about the ranch. Otherwise, it's a nice little walk around the property with a little shade. Combine...More
I took my son to Guadalupe Mountains National Park this spring for his 16th birthday. We like hiking and watching wildlife. The Frijole Ranch museum is really neat. The park ranger (and I am so sorry but I don't remember his name) was very well...More
Just off US Hwy 180, this is a nice out of the way spot to experience the history of the area. To see the springs, stone home, water irrigation methods and fruit trees in this desert area is phenomenal. Great easy hike around the property....More