• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

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  • Partial park closures from flood damage.

    Most trails and roads in the park have reopened. Current closures include the Frijole Foothills Loop, McKittrick Ridge, the northern El Capitan Trail section leading to Williams Ranch, and the Salt Basin Dunes Road. Call 915-828-3251 for info.

Be A Junior Ranger

Become a Junior Ranger at Guadalupe Mountains National Park! Pick up a workbook at the Headquarters Visitor Center, then choose from a variety of fun and educational activities. Learn about the park's colorful history, study its unique fossils, and take a close look at its native plants and numerous animal inhabitants. Other activities, such as attending a ranger program, taking a hike, or visiting the stage ruins, may substitute for an activity in the workbook.
Complete any 3 activities to earn a certificate and a badge, complete 6 activities and receive a certificate, badge, and a patch!


Ask us about becoming a Junior Paleontologist at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. After completing a few short activities, you can earn a badge and learn even more about this amazing fossil reef.


Guadalupe Mountains National Park contains 46,850 acres of wilderness land. Find out what makes this land so special and what it means to you with the Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger Program. You can earn a certificate and patch by completing activities for your age group.


If you love your National Parks but do not have the time to see them right now, you can play over 50 games and learn about them from your home! Become a Webranger today!


If you like to be active during your visits to the National Parks check out the Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger program at participating parks. It is your chance to get outside and earn a sticker just for having fun!

Did You Know?

Texas Horned Lizard

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is home to 3 species of horned lizards - the Mountain Short-horned Lizard, the Roundtail Horned Lizard, and the Texas Horned Lizard.