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Fall Colors Conditions

Fall colors depend greatly on precipitation and weather patterns and the peak period can vary from year to year. Traditionally, the best time of the year for viewing fall colors is the last week of October and the first week of November. Seeing fall colors in the park requires hikes of varying length and difficulty to a number of locations.

  • Rains throughout the month of August have prompted growth and a great deal of wildflowers.
  • Current forecasts predict fall color to peak near or after the end of October.


COVID-19 Operational Status

The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access modifications effective at Guadalupe Mountains National Park are as follows:

  • Mask requirements are determined using transmission rates at the county level using the CDC's COVID-19 by County tool.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

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The park maintains three webcams that provide a near real-time view of the park.

Last updated: September 22, 2022

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