• 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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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?

The 4X4 road to Williams Ranch crosses the old Butterfield Overland Mail stage route.

The Pinery Station, located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, was one of the most favorably situated stage stops on the original 2,800-mile Butterfield Overland Mail route, and the highest, located at 5,534' in Guadalupe Pass. More...