• 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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  • Trails and Roads are Closed

    Currently, ALL trails are closed EXCEPT Guadalupe Peak. McKittrick Canyon, Frijole Ranch and the Williams Ranch Road are all closed due to high water levels. Dark Canyon Rd (Highway 408) leading to Dog Canyon is also closed. For info call 915-828-3251


dog Canyon

Dog Canyon

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Press inquiries should be directed to the park's public information officer at (915) 828-3251 ext. 2300, or by e-mail.

The National Park Service makes every effort to keep the public informed about news events, accomplishments, employee recognitions, special and re-occurring events which occur within and around the units of the Park Service.

Guadalupe Mountains also provides news releases to local and regional newspapers; current and past news releases can also be found here on the park web site. Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks co-publish a park newspaper annually.

Guadalupe Mountains' "home" on Facebook gives you the opportunity to share your Guadalupe Mountain experience with others who "like" our page. We'll post photos and videos, fun facts and trivia, as well as share information about upcoming events and happenings here at Guadalupe Mountains.

Did You Know?

Butterflyweed attracts many species of butterflies with its bright orange flowers and sugary nectar.

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), was a significant medicinal source for physicians in the late 19th century who used it extensively as an expectorant and to treat smallpox. It bright-orange blossoms produce an irresistible nectar for butterflies, and thus its common name.