• 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.


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?

Indian Paintbrush

The fiery, red-orange tips of the Indian Paintbrush are bracts of the plant that conceal the actual flowers. Most if not all paintbrush species are hemiparisitic, and depend on other plants to supply water and nutrients.