• 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.

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May 24, 2013
Creative Reading and Writing Workshop
Creative Reading and Writing Workshop, free to the public, will be held at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Saturday, June 22.

May 08, 2013
Guadalupe Mountains smoking restrictions 2013
Guadalupe Mountains National Park initiates smoking restrictions due to continued high fire danger.

April 23, 2013
2013 Mescal Roast
Guadalupe Mountains will host mescal roast beginning May 1, 2013.

February 26, 2013
2011 Benefits to Local Economy Report
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 152,645 visitors to Guadalupe Mountains National Park spent $10,919,000 in communities surrounding the park.

February 20, 2013
Park Mourns the Passing of Roger Reisch
Roger E. Reisch, the first employee at Guadalupe Mountains National Park passed away peacefully in Edmond, Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. He was 89.

January 25, 2013
Salt Basin Dunes Enhanced Visitor Use FONSI
Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a project to enhance visitor access to the Salt Basin Dunes on the west side of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This step concludes the agency’s environmental review of the project and allows the project to go forward.

November 09, 2012
Public Comment Invite on Dune Proposal
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to enhance visitor amenities at the Salt Basin Dunes, in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, to improve visitor access and encourage increased visitor experiences in this scenic and ecologically unique area. The public, organizations and other agencies are invited to review and comment upon the Environmental Assessment (EA) describing and analyzing the proposal.

August 06, 2012
40th Anniversary Celebration
The park will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its establishment on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The park was authorized on 1966, but was established on September 30, 1972.

June 21, 2012
Peak Fitness Challenge Launch
The Peak Fitness Challenge, a free hiking program for Franklin Mountains State Park and Guadalupe Mountain National Park launches today. The Challenge encourages everyone from beginning hikers to experienced trail runners to get out on the park’s trails.

May 02, 2011
Extended Hours and Ranger Days
Headquarters Visitor Center at Pine Springs will begin extended evening hours beginning on Friday, May 27. The park is also announced a special Dog Canyon Ranger Days, featuring ranger-led hikes, evening programs.

Did You Know?

Flowers of the desert willow are perfectly formed for the fat, rounded bodies of bees.

The long narrow leaves of the desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) gives it its common name, but it is not a true willow. It is beautiful when in bloom, and provides valuable nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other insects.