• 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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  • Frijole Ranch, McKittrick Canyon and Williams Ranch Rd - CLOSED

    McKittrick Canyon, Frijole Ranch and the Williams Ranch Road are all closed due to high water levels. Dark Canyon Rd (Highway 408) leading to Dog Canyon is also closed. For more information, call the Pine Springs Visitors center at 915-828-3251

Area Attractions

Queen's Chamber - Image by Jones

The Queen's Chamber

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Be sure visit our sister park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is located South of Carlsbad, NM. It is a great park to visit and take in the awe of a cave system. From the large "Natural Entrance," to the evening bat flight, it has many wonders to enjoy.

 

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

At the northern edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico sits a hidden treasure. Home to more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulent plants from around the world. While on the 1.3 mile self-guided tour, visitors discover many faces of the Chihuahuan Desert, from sand dunes and pygmy forest to the desert floor.

Did You Know?

Big Tooth Maples turn color in the Guadalupes in late October or early November.

As the green chlorophyll pigment in an aging leaf disintegrates and disappears, other pigments or colors already within the leaf appear. For example, shades of yellow and orange, are caused by the presence of xanthophyll and carotin.