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.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Info


Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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News

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.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park’s 2019 Annual Youth Poster Contest

Guadalupe Mountains National Park announces its annual youth poster contest with this year’s theme - “Holey Landscape: The World of Caves and Karst.” This year, in partnership with the National Cave Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, we will be hosting several workshops and park events to provide opportunities for youth to learn more about caves and karst features. Check the park website at www.nps.gov/gumo to download a cave and karst education packet and for workshop and event dates. 

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Photos

Cholla blossoms - HBW!

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Cholla blossoms - HBW!

Chollas against a bokeh desert in the Guadalupes

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Smith Spring

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Smith Spring

An oasis in the desert, accessible by trail from Frijole Ranch.

Tree Selfie

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Tree Selfie

A Texas madrone standing in front of Frijole Ridge and a perfect blue sky.

The madrone was branching out into a new field but may just leaf it be.

El Capitan horizontal

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El Capitan horizontal

If you arrive from El Paso, El Capitan welcomes you to the Guadalupe Mountains.

Wetland at Frijole Ranch

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Wetland at Frijole Ranch

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.

Tree on the Smith Spring Trail

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Tree on the Smith Spring Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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McKittrick's Canyon Nature Trail

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Late light on the Guadalupes

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Late light on the Guadalupes

Seen on the Devils Hall Trail, Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Guadalupe Peak

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Guadalupe Peak

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Guadalupe Peak

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Guadalupe Peak

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Guadalupe Peak

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Guadalupe Peak

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Pinery Butterfield Stage Station Ruins, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Pinery Butterfield Stage Station Ruins, Guadalupe Mountains National Park