Fall Colors Report
2017 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 itensity 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.
Current fall colors status - Saturday, December 2
Most fall foliage areas in the national park are past peak, but some color may remain in areas affected by milder fall temperatures - Smith Spring Trail and Pratt Cabin in McKittrick Canyon. Color conditions at Dog Canyon are past-peak; NM SR 137 remains closed.
Last updated: December 2, 2017