Culberson County Safety Rest Area (near Pine Springs)
Texas safety rest areas feature many benefits for travelers in Texas.
Our 76 safety rest areas feature 24-hour restrooms. Most locations have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. Other locations have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Culberson County (near Pine Springs)
- US62/180 - Eastbound, about 7 miles from Texas/New Mexico state line.
- Latitude/longitude: 31.9604, -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 turbine 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