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COVID-19 Operational Status

The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is as follows:


  • Pine Springs Visitor Center (reduced capacity of six at a time in the interior). During periods of high visitation, rangers may be at the porch for questions, information, and fees.
  • Pine Springs Campground
  • Trails in the Pine Springs area: including the Guadalupe Peak Trail, Devil's Hall Trail, Smith Springs Trail, and Pinery Nature Trail
  • Frijole Ranch Area (Ranch House remains closed)
  • McKittrick Canyon and associated trails
  • Salt Basin Dunes Area
  • Backcountry camping and overnight use
  • Dog Canyon Ranger Station, trails, and campground
  • Williams Ranch Road


  • Group campsites at the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon Campgrounds

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Last updated: February 4, 2021

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Mailing Address:

400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847



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