Fall Colors Report

Fall colors in McKittrick Canyon
Fall colors in McKittrick Canyon

NPS Photo/Buehler


2018 fall color season information

The fall colors season in Guadalupe Mountains National Park typically begins in mid-October and continues through mid-November. However, several environmental factors may affect the timing and intensity of the color change and season length - temperature, sunlight, and soil moisture.

To accommodate as many fall color visitors, please consider carpooling when possible; parking is first-come, first-serve and limited in McKittrick Canyon, Pine Springs, and Frijole Ranch. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a U.S. Fee Area - collected fees or America the Beautiful passes are required for entrance to the national park.

Current fall colors status - Sunday, October 14, 2018

More color is visible in Upper Dog Canyon, along the trail to Guadalupe Peak, adjacent to the Devil's Hall, and along a few portions of McKittrick Canyon. Most of the trees that will produce full, colorful foliage have not as yet, but colder weather is expected this week in most areas of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To follow fall color season progress, please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages at the below links to see some of the great photos sent by staff and visitors to capture the colors here in the Guadalupes!

Stay tuned for additional fall color updates here and be sure to visit us on Facebook and Instagram where we will post information about color change in the different areas of the park.



Last updated: October 14, 2018

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