Guadalupe Mountains National Park temporarily closed

Salt Flat, Texas – Guadalupe Mountains National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response from Hudspeth and Culberson Counties and Texas Health Services. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners, is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective 6:00 p.m., Mountain Time, Friday, April 17th, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will be closed to all visitors until further notice. No entry will be allowed into the park, except to employees and other authorized persons. U.S. Highway 62/180 from Texas to New Mexico will remain accessible to through traffic.

“The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our local partners when making the decision to close the park temporarily,” said Guadalupe Mountains National Park Superintendent Eric Brunnemann. “We will continue to keep in close communication with state and local partners as we progress through this closure period, and look forward to resuming operations again in the future.”

The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Guadalupe Mountains National Park including: www.nps.gov/gumo, and park Instagram and Facebook.

Updates about the NPS response to coronavirus will be posted at www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/gumo for specific details and regular updates on Guadalupe Mountains National Park operations. The NPS will notify the public when full operations resume via the park website and social media channels.