Last updated: January 23, 2018
Alerts & Conditions
Government Shutdown informationDuring the government shutdown, Guadalupe Mountains is open with no visitor services/programming. All offices, contact stations & all Dog Canyon roads/trails are closed. Emergency info may be shared through Facebook/Twitter. In case of emergency, call 911
Frijole Ranch & surrounding courtyard closed until further noticeDate Posted: 12/17/2018 Recent wind and weather intensity have damaged large trees in the Ranch courtyard which will require assessment and mitigation. Foothills Trail, Frijole Trail and Smith Spring Trail are still accessible for visitor use during this closure.
McKittrick Canyon gate access hours - beginning Sunday, November 4, 2018McKittrick Canyon access will change on Sunday, November 4, 2018 with the ending of Daylight Saving Time. Beginning 11/4/18, McKittrick Canyon will be accessible to vehicles from 8:00 a.m. MST to 4:30 p.m. MST - gate will be locked at 4:30 p.m. MST sharp
Restrictions on pet(s) trail access - park policy for safety, resource protection and preservationPets are permitted in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, however they are not permitted on most trails or in the backcountry. They are allowed only in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, picnic areas and campgrounds.