Fall Colors Report

Fall colors in McKittrick Canyon
A photo of fall colors in McKittrick Canyon in past years.

NPS Photo/Buehler

 

2019 Fall Color Season Information - Little to No Color Change



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 13, 2019

The fall foliage season in the Guadalupes has barely begun - trees in the higher elevations are showing some very slight tinges of red color. Trees near the visitor trails have faint traces of yellow on a few leaves. Much of the vegetation is still green.

What should you expect for this year's fall colors? Visit us on Facebook or on Instagram to see some of last year's photos sent by staff and visitors that captured the 2018 fall colors here in the Guadalupes!

https://www.facebook.com/guadalupe.mountains/

https://www.instagram.com/guadalupemountainsnps/

 
A Fall Colors Update of McKittrick Canyon October 7, 2019. There is minimal to no color change.
There is minimal to no color change in McKittrick Canyon. Some branches have slight splashes of orange and yellow's, but much of the canyon is still green. This specific photo was taken near the McKittrick Narrows.

NPS Photo / P. Behrendsen

McKittrick Fall Colors Update:

Minimal to No Color Change as of October 7th, 2019.

 
A Fall Colors Update of Devils Hall on October 5th. 2019. There is minimal to no color change.
There is minimal to no color change in Devil's Hall. Leaf colors on some trees are lightening slightly along the fringes. Much of the trail is still green.

NPS Photo / M. Haynie

Devil's Hall Fall Color Status:

Minimal to No Color Change as of October 5th, 2019.

 
A Fall Colors Update of Smith Springs on October 8, 2019. There is minimal to no color change.
There is minimal to no color change in Smith Springs. Although some leaves are yellowing slightly, much of the trail is still very green.

NPS Photo / L. Van Vranken

Smith Springs Fall Color Status:

Minimal to No Color Change as of October 8th, 2019.

Last updated: October 13, 2019

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