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.
Guadalupe Mountains accepts applications from volunteers throughout the year to assist with all aspects of park management. For those willing to dedicate personal time and expertise, there are a variety of opportunities in all park divisions, from serving as a campground host or working at the visitor center information desk to conducting backcountry patrols. The following lists many of the opportunities here in the park. Many positions could be combined depending on an individual's skill set. RV pads with hook-ups or park housing may be available in return for a 40-hour per week commitment.
Historic Structure Guide
Historic Structure Craftsman
Trail maintenance/Trail patrol
Digital media designer
If you are interested in volunteering, please download our Volunteer Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 915-828-3269.
Our volunteer positions are coordinated locally. For details and information, please contact:
Did You Know?
With its temperate climate, abundant sunshine year-round, and several distinct life zones, Guadalupe Mountains National Park provides excellent habitat for butterflies; more than 90 species have been reported within the park.