Guadalupe Mountains National Park Event Schedule

 

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is open seven days a week; the Pine Springs visitor center is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Activities are ongoing unless noted.  For more information about upcoming events, please call the park at (915) 828-3251.  Visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/gumo, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

 

Pioneer Prosperity
Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
August and September 2017
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time to the 1900’s and visit the homestead of the John Thomas Smith family. Discover how this first family survived and thrived in the harsh desert landscape of the Guadalupe Mountains. Take a free tour of the Frijole Ranch Museum. 
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.


Patio Talks with a Park Ranger
Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
August, September and October 2017
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join a park ranger at the Pine Springs Visitor Center for a program on various topics about the park history, wildlife and geology.  Check with rangers at Visitor Center on daily program topics. Program may be moved into Visitor Center theatre depending on weather. 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.


Evenings at the Amphitheatre
Fridays and Saturdays
August, September and October 2017
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join a ranger on Friday and Saturday evening for an exciting and informative evening program. Topics include native wildlife, habitat and history of the Guadalupe Mountains. 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.


Hike to the Hall
Saturdays
August, September and October 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore Devil’s Hall with a ranger and learn the geology of the park and how the steep canyon walls were formed. Moderate hike, 4.2 miles round trip. Great hike for families and first time hikers to the area. Bring sturdy, comfortable shoes, water, and snacks. Meet at the Devil’s Hall trailhead at Pine Springs Campground.  (Note: entrance fees specifically apply for this program).
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.

McKittrick Canyon Day Hike
Sundays
August, September and October 2017
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join a ranger for lunch! Meet at the McKittrick Canyon contact station and hike to Pratt Cabin with a ranger. Relax in a rocking chair on the porch of the cabin and share stories and snacks before you hike back!  Moderate hike, 4.8 miles round trip. Bring sturdy, comfortable shoes, water, and lunch. (Note: entrance fees specifically apply for this program).
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.


Solar Eclipse of the Park
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time TBD

On August 21, North America will experience the first solar eclipse in 38 years. The eclipse will move across the entire continental US - everyone will be able to see a partial eclipse.

Partial eclipse in Guadalupe Mountains National Park is predicted to start at 10:26:18 A.M. (MDT) with maximum eclipse set to begin at 11:51:10 A.M. 

Stay tuned for more info about an organized public viewing event here in the national park.  For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.

Fee Free Days
Friday, August 25, 2017: National Park Service Birthday
Saturday, September 30, 2017: National Public Lands Day
Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, 2017: Veterans Day Weekend

During these fee free days, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will waive entrance fees for all visitors. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for camping.
To continue the national park adventure beyond these fee free days, the annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks,. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current military members, fourth grade students, and disabled citizens. 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jackson, Chief of Interpretation, at (915) 828-3251.

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