• 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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  • McKittrick Canyon and Salt Basin Dunes Closed

    McKittrick Canyon and the Salt Basin Dunes area is closed until further notice. Heavy rains have caused flooding and trail damage in the park. For more information on closures 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?

Texas Horned Lizard

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is home to 3 species of horned lizards - the Mountain Short-horned Lizard, the Roundtail Horned Lizard, and the Texas Horned Lizard.