Guadalupe Mountains National Park News
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Wilderness Use Permit Changes at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
December 21, 2021 | 1:29 pm
Beginning January 1st, 2022, all overnight use of Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness Backcountry Permits will require a Wilderness Use Permit reservation fee of $6 plus a $6 per-person-per-night recreation fee.
Holiday Closure Changes at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2022
December 16, 2021 | 1:53 pm
Beginning January 2022, the Pine Springs Visitor Center at Guadalupe Mountains National Park will be closed 5 days annually. The visitor center will be closed for these specific holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Washington’s Birthday. In previous years, the visitor center has been closed only on Christmas Day.
Fall Colors are Coming to the Guadalupe Mountains
October 6, 2021 | 8:00 am
By the end of the month, colorful fall foliage should adorn the mountain slopes and canyons of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Plan ahead and prepare for the best visit, and learn how you can help protect the park.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Opens Campground Reservations Online
September 9, 2021 | 10:44 am
As of September 30, 2021, visitors will be able to book reservations for the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds and recreational vehicle (RV) sites online. All advanced and day-of reservations will be made through Recreation.Gov.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Seeks Public Input Regarding Proposed Changes for Wilderness Use Permits
July 30, 2021 | 12:47 pm
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is seeking public input on a new proposed fee for overnight Wilderness Use Permits (also referred to as backcountry camping permits). The park is also proposing to make Wilderness Use Permits available for reservation on Recreation.gov. The park has seen a significant increase in visitation and Wilderness use over the past decade, especially along the Guadalupe Peak trail and at the Guadalupe Peak campground. As visitation and use continue to increase, the proposed changes will allow visitors to secure their Wilderness Use Permit in advance and provide critical funding to improve the 80-plus miles of trails and 59 Wilderness campsites that offer hikers multiple ways to recreate and enjoy the park.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Open Group Campsite Reservations on Recreation.Gov
July 23, 2021 | 3:42 pm
Guadalupe Mountains National Park will open opportunities for group campsite reservations for the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon group sites on Recreation.gov on July 27, 2021. Visitors will be able to make group site reservations up to 6 months in advance online by this date.
Park Trails and Backcountry Reopen at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 9, 2021 | 8:13 am
The Dog Fire is now in monitor status. All park trails and backcountry campsites will reopen Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM MT.
Recent Rains Slow Dog Fire at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 1, 2021 | 9:10 am
The Dog Fire is at 40% containment due to recent rains. The fire is estimated to have affected 1959 acres in the park and was likely started due to lightning.
Firefighters Working to Suppress the Dog Fire
May 21, 2021 | 2:49 pm
The Dog Fire is a full suppression fire, firefighters are working to limit the fire's spread. Several areas, trails and backcountry closures remain in effect.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Temporarily Closes Backcountry Camping Due to Dog Fire
May 15, 2021 | 8:16 am
For visitor safety, all backcountry (overnight) use has been temporarily suspended, except for the developed campgrounds at Pine Springs and Dog Canyon. Day use is limited some trails at Pine Springs and Dog Canyon.