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Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Mark 50 Years

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Date: September 2, 2022
Contact: Chris Barr, 915-828-3251x2300

Salt Flat, Texas – Visitors are invited to join the staff and volunteers of Guadalupe Mountains National Park as we commemorate the park’s 50th Anniversary with a series of ranger-guided tours, hikes, and other unique opportunities to explore the park.

Six years after Congress authorized the park, on September 30, 1972, Guadalupe Mountains National Park was formally established. Between September 24 – October 1, 2022, the park will host a series of ranger-facilitated programs and presentations that will explore the history of the park and the region. “We’re very excited as we look back on the park’s last 50 years,” said Superintendent Eric Leonard. “But this is also an opportunity to consider what the next 50 years holds for this wilderness landscape.”

Visitors to the park during this time can expect to see programs ranging from longer guided hikes to short history-oriented talks, to historic house tours, to a night sky program. For a complete schedule of programs happening in the park around the 50th anniversary, visit

Last updated: September 2, 2022

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