Guadalupe Mountains National Park News
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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.
Record Visitation at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2021
February 18, 2022 | 11:38 am
Guadalupe Mountains National Park drew a record 243,000 recreational visits during 2021. These numbers reflect a 28% increase since the last pre-pandemic year of 2019 (189,000), and an 8% increase over 2017’s post-NPS centennial surge year (225,000). In a similar twelve month period, over one million vehicles drove through the park on U.S. Highway 62/180.
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.