Guadalupe Mountains National Park News
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Missing Person Search Initiated in Guadalupe Mountains National Park
November 4, 2023 | 7:01 am
The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a missing person search at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Richard Berry was last seen on November 2, 2023 around 12 noon at the Marcus and Blue Ridge Trail Junction.
Cutoff Ridge Fire Burning in Guadalupe Mountains National Park
July 17, 2023 | 6:00 pm
The Cutoff Ridge Fire continues to burn in the Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness, on the western escarpment of the park. The fire is currently 385 acres and is being managed by ground crews with air support.
Emergency Closure of Park Areas Due to Fire Danger
June 27, 2023 | 8:37 am
Effective Wednesday, June 28th and until further notice, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will implement closures to park areas due to increased fire risk. The Southwest area of New Mexico and far west Texas are experiencing high to extreme fire danger.
Stranded climber rescued by NPS staff and interagency partners on El Capitan Peak
May 2, 2023 | 10:59 am
On Saturday afternoon, April 29, Guadalupe Mountains National Park was notified that a climbing party was in distress with one climber stranded and another member that had fallen off an edge and appeared to be unresponsive. A rescue team reached the fallen climber Sunday morning and found the fallen individual deceased. The stranded climber was rescued Sunday morning.
Guadalupe Peak Trail Closed For Repair Work
January 19, 2023 | 4:39 pm
Beginning 6:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2023 the Guadalupe Peak Trail will be closed to the public to allow essential trail repair work to be conducted. This closure includes all public access and use of the Guadalupe Peak Trail, Stock Trail, and the Guadalupe Peak Wilderness Campground.
NPS Staff Respond to Visitor Fatality on Guadalupe Peak
January 6, 2023 | 10:12 am
On Saturday, December 31, 2022, Guadalupe Mountains National Park was notified of a non-responsive hiker on the Guadalupe Peak Trail; hikers on scene administered CPR. This attempt to revive the subject was unsuccessful.
Additional Closures Implemented Due to Increased Fire Risk
May 23, 2022 | 3:56 pm
Effective Wednesday, May 25th, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will implement additional closures to park areas due to increased fire risk.
Guadalupe Mountains Features Harlan Butt as Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence
April 25, 2022 | 8:55 am
Guadalupe Mountains National Park will host and feature Harlan Butt as an Artist-in-Residence. He uses an enameling process that melts glass onto copper cut in the shape of feathers.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Require Toilet Bags for all Wilderness Use
April 22, 2022 | 9:52 am
Beginning June 21st, 2022, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will update its regulations regarding human waste requirements for wilderness use. Day hikers and all permitted overnight backpackers will be required to pack out human waste using a landfill-safe commercial toilet bag system.
Emergency Closure of All Wilderness Campgrounds Due to Fire Danger
April 21, 2022 | 9:25 am
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is closing all wilderness campgrounds until further notice due to extreme fire danger and increased wildfire activity throughout the area. The Southwest area of New Mexico and far west Texas are experiencing high to extreme fire danger and increased wildfire activity throughout the area.