|After a LONG wait, our national parks facilities are OPEN! |
(See our Travel Spotlight below for specific information on trail openings for Guadalupe Mountains National Park!)
|Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso|
|Fort Davis National Historic Site|
|The view from the Top of Texas,|
Guadalupe Peak in
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
|Big Bend National Park's Lost Mine Trail|
Travel Spotlight--Update on Trail Conditions in Guadalupe Mountains National Park!
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Last night the park issued a detailed update on trail closures; many trails are not open due to flood damage from the September rains:
McKittrick Canyon Trail is open from McKittrick Canyon Trailhead to Dog Canyon.
*Guadalupe Peak Trail
*McKittrick Nature Loop
*Indian Meadows Trail
*Manzanita Ridge Route
*West Side of the Smith Spring Trail (east side between Smith Spring and Manzanita Spring is closed)
*Tejas Trail open from Dog Canyon to Marcus/Blue Ridge Trail Junction (but closed from Marcus/Blue Ridge Trail Junction to Pine Springs)
*El Capitan open to Salt Basin Overlook (but closed from Salt Basin Overlook to Shumard Canyon)
*Guadalupe Canyon Trail open to Salt Basin Overlook
All other trails in the park are closed. Trail work and repair continues, and the park cautions visitors to take special care on trails undergoing work. Do not go near working equipment and wait for trail crews to shut down equipment before passing.
For more information about trail conditions, visit the park website at: www.nps.gov/gumo