• 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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  • Williams Ranch Road Closed

    The Williams Ranch Road is currently closed due to flood damage. All trails in the park are currently open. For more information on closures call 915-828-3251.

Wildlife Observations

The park's temperate climate supports a rich diversity of animal species. Many are secretive or nocturnal and rarely seen, while others are common throughout the park. Click on one of the links below for a complete list of the wildlife observations for any month of the year.

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Did You Know?

Western Scrub-Jays are a common bird in the Guadalupes.

More than 300 bird species are known to frequent Guadalupe Mountains National Park; there are more than 40 species alone that nest in McKittrick Canyon. With several unique life zones and a myriad of habitats, the park is a birder's paradise.