• 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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  • Trail closures from flood damage.

    Three trails remain closed: Bear Canyon Trail, El Capitan Trail from the Pine Springs trailhead, and the Salt Basin Overlook Loop section that begins at Guadalupe Canyon. Williams Ranch Rd is also closed. For more information please call 915-828-3251

Kid Calendar

April 23 | Junior Ranger Day Explore. Learn. Protect.

Join us in the 5th Annual Junior Ranger Day. Ask about our Junior Ranger, Junior Paleontologist, and Senior Ranger activity booklets at the Pine Springs Visitor Center. Children of all ages who complete the activities will earn a certificate, badge, and patch. Junior Rangers who come in on Junior Ranger Day will also receive an additional Junior Ranger Day patch.

Our event is a participant in "Let's G.O.!," a youth-inspired, youth-lead children and nature network initiative to rally people of all ages to play, serve, and celebrate.

Getting outside isn't just a great way to get exercise, it's also a lot of fun! Find affordable physical activities that will bring the whole family together and start enjoying the great outdoors!

Did You Know?

Big Tooth Maples turn color in the Guadalupes in late October or early November.

As the green chlorophyll pigment in an aging leaf disintegrates and disappears, other pigments or colors already within the leaf appear. For example, shades of yellow and orange, are caused by the presence of xanthophyll and carotin.