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Safety Rest Areas: Culberson County (near Pine Springs)

(Reconstructed facility opened in 2001)
Drinking Water Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Men's and Women's Restrooms Picnic Tables

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A wind turbin supplies renewable energy to the new facility
The curve roof form of these picnic arbors rhymes with the mountain backdrop
The wall pattern resembles exposed rock strata of the Guadalupe mountain backdrop
Interpretive displays inside lobby area
spacer View of the new Culberson County Safety Rest Area
View of the new Culberson County Safety Rest Area


  • US 62/180 - Eastbound, about 7 miles from Texas/New Mexico state line
  • Latitude = 31.9604 Longitude = -104.6804


  • Drinking Water
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Picnic Tables
  • Interpretive Displays

  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking



    • Reconstructed facility completed in 2001 with expanded restroom facility and more parking
    • Walls of the new facility resemble exposed rock strata along the surrounding mountains. The curved roofs reduce wind pressure and rhyme with the mountain ridges in the distance
    • Equipped with a wind turbin to supply renewable energy to the facility
    • Culberson County is best known as the site of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which includes Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet
    • The Guadalupes are home to several endangered or locally rare plant species, including bigtooth maple, ponderosa pine, chinquapin oak, Rocky Mountain juniper, Texas madrone, and Mexican buckeye, and of the only elk in Texas