Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Guadalupe Mountains National Park near Carlsbad, New Mexico in western Texas. The park was first established in 1972 on September 30 and is host to almost 160,000 vistors annually and covers almost 135 square miles. Canyons and sand dunes are the two natural features that draw visitors. The Mescalero Apaches lived in the area until around 1860 when people started heading west and building settlements. Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in the range and lies in Texas although part of the range spans into New Mexico. The park also contains some grassland and desert areas. McKittrick Canyon is a popular feature of the park and is known for it's beautiful display of foliage as it's deciduous trees during the transition from summer to fall.

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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News

Cave Fossils Exhibition Opens in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is partnering with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) for their Cave Fossils exhibition October 27, 2018 – February 1, 2019. The exhibition will feature an NPS exhibit Cave Paleontology and cave fossil specimens from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History collection in Washington, D.C.

Fall Historic Preservation Workshop at Pratt Cabin

Guadalupe Mountains National Park will close the historic Pratt Cabin in McKittrick Canyon for the second historic preservation workshop that will take place in 2018. The cabin will be closed from October 16th – 18th

Guadalupe Mountains Paleontological Resource Protection Conference for Law Enforcement

Guadalupe Mountains National Park and the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) will offer a Paleontological Resource Protection Conference for local, state and federal law enforcement professionals. The conference will take place at the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, located at 400 Cascades Avenue, Carlsbad, New Mexico, in the John Heaton Building, located at 400-1 Cascades Avenue, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

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The Grotto - Mckittrick's Canyon Trail

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The Grotto - Mckittrick's Canyon Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Trail

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