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
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.
Did You Know?
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.