• 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.

Cooperating Association

The Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association (CCGMA) is a private, non-profit organization whose main objectives are to provide interpretation for the park visitor and to support the purposes and mission of the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the lands related to them in New Mexico and west Texas. To date, CCGMA has donated over $3.5 million to both Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.

The goals of CCGMA are accomplished through educational programs using a variety of educational media and scientific investigations resulting in a greater appreciation of those resources being conserved for this and future generations.

Consider joining CCGMA. Membership cost per year is $25.00. As a member you will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases. CCGMA has three retail bookstore outlets located at Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, and the parks’ administrative office building located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.This discount is extended to several cooperating associations of other national parks as well. You will also receive the CCGMA newsletter and the Visitor Guide for Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (2 issues per year). In addition to these benefits, you will receive a free book on the works of artist Clark Cox or a coffee mug. Most importantly, your contribution helps further our mission of providing aid to these parks.

Charitable contributions designated to support the Guadalupe Mountains National Park interpretive program to produce and upgrade publications, or provide equipment to improve visitor services can also be made to CCGMA.

For further information contact us at:

CCGMA
PO Box 1417
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(575) 785-2486
(575) 785-2318 FAX
www.ccgma.org

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...