• 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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July 21, 2014
Frijole Ridge Fire Final Update- July 19, 2014
The fire was reported by NPS park rangers, who observed lightning in the area, then white smoke, at approximately 12:00 Noon on 07/14/2014. The fire was in an area inaccessible to ground crews. A helicopter made bucket drops on the fire TMonday and Tuesday. The Frijole Ridge Fire was declared extinguished Wednesday afternoon.

March 04, 2014
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Invites Public Input on Backcountry/Wilderness Stewardship Plan
Guadalupe Mountains National Park will host a series of meetings in local communities to present and invite public input on preliminary draft alternatives for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

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.