• 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

Park Newspaper

Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks jointly publish and distribute two park newspapers every year-one for the busy summer season and one for the rest of the year. The links presented below will allow you to download a PDF version of these papers. While information specific may be dated, many of the articles dealing with natural and cultural resources and with recreational opportunities in the park remain relevent.


2014 Visitor Guide [3,201k PDF]

Spring/Summer 2013 (Please note that until further notice, you will need to check out a key to access the Salt Basin Dunes as the expanded visitor services are still under construction.) [3.17MB PDF]

Issued May 2012 (Now published once per year) [1.76MB PDF]

Spring/Summer 2010 [2,848k PDF]

Fall/Winter 2009 [3,213k PDF]

Fall 2007 through Spring 2008 [1,236k PDF]

Summer 2007 [1,119k PDF]

Fall 2006 through Spring 2007 [1,171k file]

Summer 2006 [624k PDF]

Did You Know?

Nesting Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are often described as "flying jewels" – for good reason. Most males have feathers in their gorgets which shine with a rich, jewel-like iridescence when light hits them. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is host to at least 8 species of hummingbirds, 4 of which are known to nest here.