• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

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?

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.